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Bond denied for Benedict student accused of beating, sexually assaulting woman in Five Points

Bond was denied Saturday morning for Darius Nelson, a Benedict student who is accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman in Five Points. (Source: WISTV) Bond was denied Saturday morning for Darius Nelson, a Benedict student who is accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman in Five Points. (Source: WISTV)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Bond was denied Saturday morning for a Benedict student who is accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman in Five Points.

According to the Columbia Police Department, Darius Nelson, 26, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Officers said at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nelson forced a woman into a secluded area on the Saluda Avenue before sexually assaulting her.

The female victim was also present in bond court on Saturday with the evidence of her attack still very visible. The details were extremely gruesome and heartbreaking to listen to as she described the reported brutal assault. 

In court, the solicitor in the case said the whole incident was captured on video and also described what happened to the judge. 

"This attack was very malicious, it was brutal and it was violent," the solicitor said in court. "The victim is present, here in the court today, and you can still see the injuries that she sustained during her struggle. Your honor, this was very predatory in nature."

Nelson was a student-athlete on the football team at Benedict College in Columbia. The school released a statement on Saturday saying Nelson had been administratively withdrawn. 

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