Man accused of sexually assaulting a female near Five Points arrested

Darius Nelson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- The Columbia Police Department has announced the arrest of a man accused of sexually assaulting a female near Five Points.

Twenty-six-year-old Darius Nelson is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

A female reported to CPD that Nelson forced her to a secluded area at the 700 block of Saluda Avenue and sexually assaulted her around 2: 30 a.m. Wednesday.

During the incident, the victim also suffered significant facial injuries after the suspect hit her several times. As a result, the woman received medical treatment.

Nelson was denied bond Friday morning and is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.