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      Man sentenced to 25 years for 2012 sexual assault

      Anthony Jamell Grate

      Anthony Jamell Grate, 33, of Tabor City, pled guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree Tuesday for an incident that occurred in May of 2012.

      Judge Larry B. Hyman sentenced Grate to 25 years on the non parole-able offense.

      In May 2012, Grate entered the car of a woman who had parked at a gas station in Loris and threatened to harm the victim.

      Grate made her drive him away from the gas station where he then raped and robbed her.

      The Horry County police detectives and local authorities in North Carolina were able to quickly Grate after the assault in the Tabor City.

      Items taken from the victim during the assault were recovered from Grate's family.