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Greer man charged in violent sexual assault

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A Greer man is charged with murder after a violent sexual assault at his home.

Greenville Sheriff's deputies said that James Rushton, 50, called 911 at 4:45 a.m. from his home at 2054 Edwards Lake Road, after he said a woman had suffered a possible drug overdose.

When deputies arrived on scene, Rushton was attempting to perform CPR on the victim, but EMS arrived on scene and did pronounce the woman dead.

Rushton told deputies that he had picked the female victim up from her boyfriend's home after the victim and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument around 7 p.m. on Saturday.

An autopsy of the woman was performed Monday morning on the woman and it was determined that she died as the result of a sexual assault. Her identity has not been released at this time.

Rushton is in the Greenville County Detention Center, where he awaits a bond hearing at 9:30 p.m.

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