A former Horry County Schools teacher was arrested Tuesday in connection with solicitation of a minor.
According to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, 41-year-old Conway resident Kenneth McWilliams was charged with one count of criminal solicitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, made the arrest, according to a news release from the attorney general’s office.
Investigators said McWilliams engaged in conversations via social media with a minor victim regarding engaging in sexual activity.
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Horry County Schools spokeswoman Teal Britton confirmed McWilliams worked in the Horry County Early College High School as an AVID coach from August 1, 2008, to August 16, 2009. AVID is a college-readiness program that’s established at the college high school.
McWilliams also was a teacher in the Horry County Education Center from August 17, 2009, until he resigned on September 24, 2014, Britton said.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian