NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A jury found a 25-year-old man guilty last week of attacking a woman and trying to rape her at a club's restroom in North Charleston.
On Thursday, a Charleston County jury found Clarence "Blackout" Logan, Jr., guilty of first-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct. Logan was sentenced to 10 years in prison to run concurrently with a federal drug charge where he was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
On Feb. 4, 2010, the victim was assaulted when she went to use the restroom at Lovey Doveyn. According to court documents, the woman was strangled and beaten as Logan tried to force a sexual assault.
The victim was able to escape her attacker and open the door to the bathroom. The victim suffered a laceration on the bridge of her nose, a swollen lip, cuts to the inside of her mouth and a large contusion to the back of her head.
Friends from the club helped her identify the car Logan owned and North Charleston Police were able to develop a suspect based on that information. The victim was able to identify her attacker days later in a photo line-up.
"All the testimony from people at the club that night corroborated a vicious attack. The jury was left to decide the reason Logan went in the bathroom and attacked the victim. They found it was to rape her," Assistant Solicitor Timmy Finch said.
Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson said, "Eyewitnesses who were willing to come forward and cooperate gave us the evidence we needed for a conviction. It is crucial for us to have community support in going after violent criminals. This time, the community didn't look the other way."
At the time of this assault, Logan was on bond and waiting to report to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to serve a 78 month sentence on unrelated federal drug charges from 2008.