Man charged with sexually assaulting woman downtown, police say

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police have charged a man in connection with a sexual assault which happened early Wednesday morning on Spring Street.

55-year-old Willie Bob Rivers is charged with first-degree criminal sexual misconduct.

Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis says the assault happened around 3:30 a.m. when the victim was grabbed and then sexually assaulted.

Police also said that they did not have to arrest Rivers, he was already being held in the Charleston County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

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