Man charged with sexually assaulting woman in Cannon Park

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have charged a North Charleston man with sexually assaulting a 25-year-old in Cannon Park.

According to Charleston police, 43-year-old Kevin Tracy was arrested on Sunday afternoon at the corner of Calhoun and Jonathan Lucas streets, near Roper Hospital. He is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Tracy's arrest comes one day after a 25-year-old woman showed up for treatment at the Medical University of South Carolina Trauma Center, an incident report states. According to the report, police responded to the trauma center just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim told officers she had been sexually assaulted earlier at Cannon Park, located at the corner of Calhoun Street and Rutledge Avenue.

The victim said earlier in the day she was seated at the MUSC ER's waiting room after a hospital visiting, waiting for a ride home.  Police say Tracy offered to give her a ride home, which authorities say the victim declined.

A police report states Tracy then invited the victim to go eat with him and said he would pay for her.  She agreed.

According to investigators, the victim began to become concerned after both of them arrived at Cannon Park near the Rite Aid on 261 Calhoun St where investigators say Tracy sexually assaulted the victim.

The victim and a witness provided investigators with a description of the suspect which led police to arrest Tracy who police say was found at MUSC with a knife.

Online records show Tracy was granted a $200,000 surety bond and released from the Charleston County Detention Center.

Copyright 2013 WCSC.  All rights reserved.