Police: Woman carjacked, assaulted by man she hit with car in Liverpool

Prince Royal-Clanton charged with kidnapping in the 2nd degree, robbery in the 1st degree and criminal sex act in the 1st degree / Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

19-year-old Prince Royal-Clanton is accused of abducting, robbing and sexually assaulting a 36-year-old woman.

According to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, it happened Thursday around 5:00 P.M. near John Glenn Blvd and Oswego Road in Liverpool.

The female driver was making a right turn when she thought she hit a man. She attempted to get out of her vehicle to check on him, but instead, he forced her door shut and proceeded to jump in the back seat of her vehicle.

Once inside the vehicle, Royal-Clanton claimed he was armed with a weapon, demanded money and forced her to drive him to a nearby apartment complex parking lot where he proceeded to sexually assault her.

He left the parking lot on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money. The female victim immediately called 911 and drove to the Glenn Crossing Mall where she met with responding Deputies. A description of the male suspect was obtained and a search of the area was conducted.

"She showed tremendous courage in reporting the incident right after it occurred. She went to a safe place, immediately dialed 911, law enforcement arrived and quickly started to put the facts together," said Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were called to the scene and began interviewing witnesses who called 911 after observing the accident. After an intense investigation, detectives developed a suspect and subsequently located him at his residence.

Royal-Clanton was charged with kidnapping in the 2nd degree, robbery in the 1st degree and criminal sex act in the 1st degree. Bail is set for $75,000 cash $150,000 bond.

The woman's compassion was rewarded with crime, but Sheriff Conway says she did the right thing trying to get out of the car to offer help in the first place.

"We don't want to get to the point where we are so apprehensive that it takes away from our concern, for our caring attitude towards someone else," Sheriff Conway said.

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