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Mother: Daughter received 37 stitches after attack by Berkeley Co. man

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A Berkeley County man is in jail accused of attacking an 18 year old girl.

The suspect, 35-year-old Coutrney Greene, met his alleged victim at a Halloween party, according to her mother.

The mother, whose identity we are protecting, says Greene asked her daughter for her number.

She says Greene picked her daughter up Monday night and took her back to his house in the Sangaree subdivision.

An incident report from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said Greene attempted to force sexual intercourse with her. The report said the teen fought him off, but then "felt very unwell and drowsy, at which point she she believed he stabbed her with a smaller pocket knife in the right arm she had raised defensively."

The teenager also said Greene hit her hard with something in the head which she believed caused her to lose consciousness.

The 18-year-old showed us 37 stitches she says she had to have on her face and arm as a result of the alleged attack.

Early Tuesday morning, the victim's mother got the shock of her life.

"I heard her coming in the front door and it was pretty bad. I lost it. I thought that she was gonna die at my front porch right at my front door."

The mother screamed for everyone in her house to wake up and help. She decided to take her badly injured daughter to the hospital herself.

"I felt like the shape she was in, I didn't think EMS would make it here in time because I was afraid she was going to bleed to death."

They got to the hospital in time where the 18-year-old was given 37 stitches and treated for a broken cheekbone.

"What was he doing to her? If her face is fractured, he had to beat her," the mother said. "She saved herself, she fought for her life."

The mother says her daughter doesn't remember much, but did remember where Greene lives.

Berkeley County deputies arrested Greene for the assault.

"He's a coward to do something, to do something to this child. She's small, she's so tiny. This guy is so huge," the mother said.

Greene is charged with sexual assault with the intent to commit criminal sexual assault third degree.

He is being held without bond.

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