Taylor Kearns, WIS
LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - A 52-year-old convicted sex offender was ordered to stay in jail Wednesday afternoon after being arrested on charges that he held a woman captive at his home for three months and sexually assaulted her multiple times a day.
Paul Thomas Rawl, Jr., of Pelion, was denied bond Wednesday afternoon during a hearing at the Lexington County Detention Center.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives on Tuesday arrested Rawl on arrest warrants on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and kidnapping.
An arrest warrant alleges that between July 1 and October 14, Rawl used aggravated force to accomplish sexual battery as many as nine times daily on the 52-year-old woman, who lived with Rawl as his girlfriend, Metts said.
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