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Man accused of sexually assaulting drunk woman at W. Ashley hotel

Antonio Gathers (Source: CCDC) Antonio Gathers (Source: CCDC)

A 30-year-old man wanted on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at a West Ashley hotel earlier this year surrendered to police last week.

Charleston police records show Antonio Antwan Gathers turned himself in at the police department on Lockwood Boulevard last Friday morning. He is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Investigators say the assault happened on Mar. 23 in a room at the Econo Lodge Motel on Savannah Highway.

An arrest warrant affidavit states between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., Gathers had sex with the 20-year-old victim against her will, "knowing that the victim was intoxicated, mentally incapacitated, physically helpless, and semi-unconscious."

Investigators said the woman reported the incident immediately after it happened. She was taken to Medical University of South Carolina and examined shortly thereafter.

Gathers was released from the Charleston County Detention Center after posting a $30,000 bond Saturday.

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