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Jan 24th 2020

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Jan. 24, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that a Columbia man, Stan Ray Hudgins, has pleaded guilty to wrongfully taking $150,000 from an elderly victim. Hudgins met the victim when the victim’s son worked for Hudgins. Hudgins portrayed himself as a successful businessman seeking investment money, both to go to the ongoing business and for investment in new opportunities. Hudgins promised the victim a share of profits from all businesses in which the victim’s money was placed.  However, Hudgins did not live up to his promises. In one case, Hudgins didn’t even buy…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Jan. 22, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Matthew Reid Polkowsky, 42, of Irmo, SC, on seven charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Polkowsky. Investigators state Polkowsky distributed multiple files of child pornography.  …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Jan. 22, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is leading an unprecedented action in which 21 Republican attorneys general filed the first-ever “friend of the Senate” letter outlining the legal flaws of the perilous partisan move by the Democrats to use the impeachment of President Trump as a political weapon to destroy a cornerstone of the Constitution: the separation of powers. Attorney General Wilson, who was instrumental in the creation and coordination of the letter, stated: “The two Articles of Impeachment sent over from the House are fundamentally flawed, politically motivated, and fail to identify any high…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Jan. 17, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Gregory Terrell Williams, 27, of Rock Hill, SC, on 11 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the York County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the (NC) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), members of the NC ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Williams. Investigators state Williams distributed and possessed…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Jan. 17, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Tristan Thomas Logan Macgyver Alexander Kirk-Frost, 30, of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Kevin S. Blank, 58, of Myrtle Beach, SC, on 26 total charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office made the arrests. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, as well as the Coastal Carolina Police Department assisted with the investigations.   Investigators received multiple CyberTipline reports from the…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Jan. 17, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Morris Wayne Eugene Ballew, 47, of Anderson, SC, on 15 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this arrest.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Jan. 15, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Kevin Corbin Sheppard, 27, of Swansea, SC, on two charges connected to the solicitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Mount Pleasant Police Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest.    Investigators state Sheppard solicited someone he believed to be a minor for sex and distributed a sexually graphic image to…

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) — Jan. 10, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the release of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force’s 2019 Annual Report today at the Statehouse. The report details the efforts of the State Task Force to protect victims, prosecute traffickers, and prevent human trafficking from happening in South Carolina. Attorney General Wilson welcomed representatives from state agencies, state and federal law enforcement, regional task forces, nonprofits, and communities across South Carolina to share in the report’s release. Attorney General Wilson reported a 360% increase in the total number of trafficking victims recorded in South…

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) – Jan. 9, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today the unsealing of a 16-count indictment by the South Carolina State Grand Jury regarding allegations of corruption in the office of suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood. On December 11, 2019, the State Grand Jury issued an indictment of suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, former Chester County Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse, and former Chester County Lt. Johnny Neal, for the following offenses: (1) George Alexander Underwood (a/k/a “Big A”) a. 2019-GS-47-43 (Chester County): i. Count 1: Criminal Conspiracy, § 16-17-410: 0-5 years and/or $0-$5,000….

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