Affidavit: Barber threatened to kill teen during rape

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department has charged a 30-year-old man after they say he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at a beauty salon on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley.

Investigators charged Christopher Terell Gilyard of Orangeburg with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

On Friday, police officers spoke to a woman who said her daughter was sexually assaulted by one of the salon's barbers on the afternoon of July 11.

According to court documents, Gilyard was alone with the victim in the store when he first touched her breasts over her shirt. The affidavit states Gilyard then pushed the teen to the floor, took off her clothes, and had sexual intercourse with her.

The affidavit states the victim tried to push Gilyard off of her, but he was too heavy. The victim also told investigators she tried to scream, but he said "shut the (expletive) up" and threatened her, saying, "You better not tell anyone or I'll kill you, I swear to God."

Documents state the incident lasted approximately ten minutes.

Police say Gilyard was served with a warrant Tuesday at the Charleston County Detention Center, where he is being held on unrelated charges.

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