Current News Headlines: Georgia Man Throws 13-Year-Old Gir From Speeding Car After Sex Assault
Authorities say a 30-year-old man identified as Derek Nelson of Augusta, Georgia, came to South Carolina to have sex with a 13-year-old girl and threw her out of his vehicle while speeding away from police.
According to Richland County deputies, Nelson was seen by an officer climb from the back seat to the front seat of his car and speed away from a Columbia parking lot at 3 a.m. Sunday.
In a statement, deputies said that Nelson was only wearing a t-shirt when his car was stopped. They also found a girl nearby and she said she was thrown from the vehicle. She suffered injuries to her hands, arms and legs.
Nelson faces criminal sexual conduct, assault, sexual exploitation of a minor and several other charges. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.
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