An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with an assault on a 15-year-old, the Richland County Sheriffs Department announced Wednesday.
Darius Dominic Mack faces charges of criminal sexual conduct and for enhancement or commission of certain offenses within 100 yards of child day care facility, the department said.
According to authorities, the incident occurred Oct. 14 at 120 Sparkleberry Lane. A search found that address is the same as Spring Valley High School.
Authorities say a man followed the victim from her bus to her locker, where he pushed into a corner and assaulted her. He fled the scene when a school official called out to him, according to reports.
The victim, who knew Mack, was able to give authorities information that helped lead to his arrest. He was being held Wednesday at at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.