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Antoine Miller

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina woman who bit off her attacker’s tongue during a sexual assault last Friday says she is grateful for the support she’s been receiving from friends and strangers, WCSC reported.

The high school art teacher was attacked in her home.

“I told my mom today that I saw the worst in humanity and then I saw the most compassionate, supportive, amazing, generous part of humanity in the exact same day,” Paige Duvall said.

Duvall spoke out for the first time on Thursday night.

The 33-year-old said she hasn’t returned to her home since the Oct. 16 assault, when a teen armed with a knife broke into Duvall’s home, tackled her to the floor and punched her several times.

Duvall told investigators when the teen put his tongue into her mouth, she “bit his tongue as hard as she could until she heard it snap.”

Investigators say the teen, later identified as 16-year-old Antoine Miller, was arrested when his mother called 911 due to her son “not having a tongue and needing medical assistance.”

Duvall said she’s “definitely” going to come back to her home, but she doesn’t know when.

 

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