CHESTER, S.C. – A tip led authorities from multiple agencies to a home in Chester, where they arrested a man suspected of raping a local girl.
The incident happened Nov. 2.
Law enforcement acted on the tip and found John Henry Lowery II at his mother’s home on Pinckney Street in Chester on Thursday. Police say he hid in the attic, where he was arrested without incident.
The 12-year-old victim told police John Henry Lowery II woke her as she slept, and then raped her, according to the police department.
Lowery was already a registered sex offender in Chester County.
Anyone with more information should call police at 803-899-1659.