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Pelion PD arrest sex offender after attempted rape

August 31, 2018 (Pelion, SC) - On Sunday, August 28th, the Pelion Police Department responded to a 911 hang up call on the 1800 Block of Water Tank Rd. Upon arrival at the home where the call originated from, officers found a 21 year old white female in a “frantic condition” who stated that someone was trying to rape her.

The victim was transported to Lexington Medical Center with significant bruising and swelling; she was later released from the hospital. After a thorough investigation, the subject was identified as Vincent Morings, a convicted sex offender with an extensive criminal history.

The investigation showed that Morings lured the victim to his house and refused to let her leave. When the victim fled on foot, Morings chased her into the woods, threw her down on the ground several times, and pulled her pants down. The victim was able to escape and dial 911.

Investigators obtained warrants for Morings and he was taken into custody without incident on Monday the 29th at his home on the 1800 Block of Water Tank Rd.

Morings has been charged with Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree and Kidnapping. He is currently being held without bond at the Lexington County Detention Center.

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