A Socastee High School Junior Reserve Officer Training program colonel was arrested Monday and charged with assault and battery in the second degree, according to records from the J. Reuben Long detention center.
According to a police report, Col. Andy Kiracofe, 67, on several occasions acted in an “inappropriate” manner with a female student, who was 18 years old.
Assault and battery in the second degree can involve “the nonconsensual touching of the private parts of a person, either under or above clothing,” according to state law.
Kiracofe would pull the victim “into his lap and rub her legs and thighs,” as well as “hug her and kiss her very seductively on the ear,” according to the police report.
On one occasion the victim said Kiracofe “rubbed her breasts” and “did that intentionally,” according to the report.
Another time, the victim said Kiracofe “pulled back her pants and looked at her underwear and buttocks” and on a trip to Charleston, “put the victim’s finger in his mouth and bit on it very seductively,” according to the report.
After the victim told her mother about the situation, her mother recorded on June 11 Kiracofe admitting to the “inappropriate” behavior, according to the report.
He submitted his resignation, which was accepted, to Horry County Schools on June 12, Human Resources Chief Officer Mary Anderson said.