The Richland County Sheriff's Department took a 34-year-old man into custody on July 12 after an undercover sting operation identified him as pursuing sex with teenagers. Authorities released the man from jail after charging him with two counts of solicitation of a minor. If convicted, a judge could sentence him to up to 10 years in prison for each count as well as a $5,000 fine.
A 26-year-old South Carolina man will spend at least 17 years in prison after a state judge handed down a 20-year sentence. The man was sentenced on Aug. 6 after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. He had been facing a charge of sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The man will not be eligible for release until he has served at least 85 percent of his sentence according to reports.
A 50-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years after being convicted on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor who was under the age of 11. According to South Carolina authorities, a welfare check was conducted at the man's residence in April 2015. While the check was being conducted, a child at the location said that she had been assaulted numerous times.
South Carolina residents who have been convicted of sexual abuse of a minor will have their passports revoked. The State Department recently began implementing a new law called International Megan's Law that was passed in 2016. Those with such a conviction on their record will have to apply for a new passport that has a unique identifier on it. The goal of the new law is to cut down on potential child exploitation.
Two South Carolina residents have been taken into custody on suspicion of committing a sex crime against a teenage girl. The alleged incident took place in Bennettsville late last year.
A criminal conviction is severe and can create various challenges in life. Those accused of sex crimes could face permanent registration as a sex offender and time behind bars. A South Carolina man is likely focused on his criminal defense after he was recently accused of luring a woman into the state and sexually assaulting her.
Allegations for a sex-related crime can have a devastating impact on the life of an accused individual. Facing similar charges can often be stressful and intimidating, especially if the individual in question was recently arrested in relation to other criminal charges. A man in South Carolina may be experiencing similar challenges after he was recently accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
When an individual is facing criminal accusations, he or she may often be unsure how to proceed. Being accused of a crime can be stressful and intimidating, especially concerning accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor. A conviction in this area can be detrimental to a person in various ways. A woman in South Carolina has recently been accused of sex crimes involving a teenager.
Being accused of a crime can have various negative effects on a person. Many individuals find a similar process to be stressful and daunting, often causing them to say and/or do things that can be detrimental to the outcome of the situation. Even if allegations are untrue, refraining from making initial statements without legal representation present is advisable. A South Carolina man was recently arrested and is being accused of sex crimes involving child pornography.
A 59-year-old South Carolina man is facing charges related to the kidnapping of a teenager. It is alleged that he was involved in the internet solicitation of a minor after police received a telephone call from a girl reporting that she was being held against her will. The initial charge against the man was contributing to a minor's delinquency, but a warrant for kidnapping has since been added.