Woman Bites Off Teen's Tongue During Attempted Sexual Assault
A 16-year-old sex assault suspect's tongue was bitten off by his victim last Friday in North Charleston, South Carolina. Antoine Tremane Miller has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree assault, first-degree battery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and first-degree kidnapping. He's being charged as an adult. The 33-year-old victim told police she was awakened by a knock at her door around 6:30am. When she went to the door, no one was outside and she returned to bed. The woman said she answered the door two more times after hearing a knock and a ring. According to a police report, when the woman went outside to respond to the ring, she saw the teenager on the side of her house, holding a knife with a white handle against his chest. The woman told police she screamed and tried to run back in the house, but Antoine forced his way inside her home, tackled her, and punched her several times. He reportedly told her, "Stop fighting and I won't hurt you." He then asked the woman where the bedroom was, picked her up and took her to the bedroom. Once at the bedroom, the woman said the Antoine attempted to take her shorts off, but she kicked him in the groin to stop him. At that point, the victim said Antoine told her "Now you have to die!" and forced his tongue in her mouth. She told police when Antoine put his tongue in her mouth she "bit his tongue as hard as she could until she heard it snap." That'll learn him. She then got up and ran, throwing the severed tongue on the kitchen floor. The woman said she got into her car and drove until she found an open store so that she could call police. Investigators say the woman had a visible bruise around her right eye with swelling, and had scratches under her left knee and on top of her left foot. Meanwhile, Antoine was found at a nearby Waffle House restaurant after his mother called 911 due to her son "not having a tongue and needing medical assistance." Police say the severed tongue was located by crime scene and placed into a bag of ice. A knife with a white handle was found in the victim's yard.