Two teenagers are in jail after being charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from a South Carolina bus stop and raping her at gunpoint, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said.
Denzell Xavier Furlow, 18, and Davionne Allen Towns, 17, were arrested in the abduction and sexual assault that occurred on March 22, WCSC reported.
The 14-year-old was reported missing by a parent after she had not been at school that day, according to WCIV.
The sheriff’s office said the girl was found the next day at a business complex on the Savannah Highway, per WCBD.
The girl reportedly told police she was kidnapped at a Charleston bus stop “by three males,” who sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. An investigation led to the Friday arrests of Furlow and Towns. Both have been charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and kidnapping, while Towns faces an additional charge of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime charge, WCSC reported.
Furlow is in custody at the Al Cannon Detention Center on a $300,000 bond, Columbia’s The State reported. No additional information was available for Towns because he is a minor. An investigation regarding the third suspect is ongoing, police said.