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Warrenville Woman is Raped by Burglar in the Middle of the Night. A Year Later, an Arrest.


It’s been over a year since a young woman in Warrenville was raped by a burglar at 3 in the morning.

The person she named as her attacker – Clarence Gilmore – was finally arrested Friday and charged with criminal sexual conduct, burglary and kidnapping. That crime took place April 20, 2018.

The 23-year-old woman told authorities that Gilmore entered her bedroom and raped her. A report says Gilmore placed his hands over her mouth.

The same suspect was arrested a month later for a violent home invasion in Hephzibah, where he allegedly climbed through the window of his father-in-law’s home with a gun and threatened to kill him, according to a sheriff’s report. A sheriff’s report says his wife and their 1-year-old child were living there at the time.

The outcome of that case is not clear.

Gilmore, 27, of Kevin Road, Hephzibah, remained in the Aiken County Jail on Saturday.

For more crime news, pick up the latest edition of The Jail Report, sold in local convenience stores. Here is the cover.


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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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