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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.

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