LORIS, SC (WMBF) - A Tabor City man charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct has been sentenced to spend more than two decades behind bars.
The victim in that crime was traveling through an unfamiliar Horry County town in May of 2012 when she stopped at a gas station for a soda and headache medicine, and returned to find an unwelcome visitor.
It wasn't until the victim had driven nearly a mile from the gas station in the direction of Tabor City that she noticed someone else was in her car.
The male suspect, unknown to the victim, appeared from the back of her van saying he needed a ride and didn't intend to hurt her. He then gave her directions to turn down several roads she, being unfamiliar with the Loris area, did not recognize.