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Aiken man jailed after woman attacked

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:42 AM
Last updated 6:28 PM
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An Aiken man is charged with attempted murder after he attacked a woman July 12 on Newberry Street, according to an Aiken Public Safety news release.

Derek Randolph Brooks  SPECIAL
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Derek Randolph Brooks

Derek Randolph Brooks, 38, of Wrens Place, was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on Monday, also on charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

According to warrants, Brooks is accused of hitting the woman in the head and face, causing extensive facial trauma. During the assault, police reports say, he committed sexual battery to her intimate parts. He is also accused of abducting and confining her by physical force. Police said he left the woman incapacitated and unconscious in a secluded area near the intersection of Newberry Street and Park Avenue.

The woman told police she had been walking from a downtown bar shortly before 3 a.m. when the attack occurred.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/23/13 - 10:01 am
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One of
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the naacps' and democrats' finest.

spotted_assassin
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spotted_assassin 07/23/13 - 09:24 pm
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Am I missing something?

I thought that the original story was assault with a bottle of some sorts, and the perp was a white guy?
Hard to confuse a white guy with a black guy (with dreads).
Curious to hear this story develop.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/24/13 - 08:36 am
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They caught him with forensic

They caught him with forensic evidence, SA.

grinder48
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grinder48 07/24/13 - 09:11 am
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3 AM
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Nothing good happens walking streets at 3 AM ... even in little ol' Aiken ...

spotted_assassin
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spotted_assassin 07/24/13 - 06:55 pm
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Forensic evidence?

Forensic evidence? I haven't seen that listed in/on ANY local news outlet! Please point me to the proper link with that added information.
...just seems odd that during that time of morning, the bars are letting out, many folks leaving at the same time, and this guy has time to assault, kidnapp, then sexually assault her, and finally leave her unconscious...AND NOBODY SAW THIS?
Then the drastic change in stories. I'm sorry for what happened to this girl, but after the Martin case, I'm looking at every instance a little differently.
Something just isn't right about this.

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BamaMan 07/25/13 - 04:06 pm
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in the morning, secluded place. As my mama always said, "nothing good happens after midnight".

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