Four former Horry County police officers who were indicted by a grand jury for misconduct will be arraigned Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Horry County Courthouse, according to Hayley Thrift Bledsoe, spokeswoman for the S.C. Attorney General office.
Allen Large, Luke Green, Todd Cox and Daryl Williams were indicted last week by a grand jury on multiple charges.
The state Attorney General’s office is prosecuting the cases in which Large faces five counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and six counts of misconduct in office, which combined carries a maximum jail sentence of 110 years.
The indictments say Williams failed to properly investigate 88 cases assigned to him, failed to properly investigate two cases of criminal sexual conduct, two cases of sexual assault and one kidnapping and sexual assault. Williams is also charged with using his county vehicle and county paid time to work for a separate state agency, the Department of Social Services.
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Cox was indicted on 16 counts of misconduct in office. The indictments say Cox knowingly closed cases without proper investigation and knowingly unassigned himself from cases allowing them to remain unassigned for a period of time.
The cases Cox closed without investigation or unassigned include criminal sexual conduct, child abuse, lynching, armed robbery, sexual exploitation of a minor, kidnapping, cruelty to children, an overdose death, shooting and attempted murder. One indictment says he failed to investigate 18 cases.
Green was indicted on three counts of misconduct in office. The indictments say Green made inappropriate sexual contact with a suspect during a prostitution arrest and engaged in a sexual relationship with a confidential informant.
Misconduct in office is a misdemeanor offense punishable by a maximum 10-year jail sentence. Third-degree criminal sexual conduct is a felony offense that also carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.
Large is also the target of at least four civil lawsuits that accuse the former detective of coercing women identified only as Jane Does to participate in the catfighting videos. Two of the women say Large sexually assaulted them. Those cases will be tried separately from the state’s grand jury case.