Attorney General Wilson announces sex trafficker sentenced to 12 years

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 22, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Edward Morris Greenwood, 32, of Columbus, GA pleaded guilty today to one count of sex trafficking of a minor and was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Judge Eugene Griffith.

In April 2017, law enforcement received a tip that a 16-year-old girl was asking patrons of a gas station on Fish Hatchery Road in Lexington County if they wanted to engage in sexual activities. Officers responded and the minor told them that Greenwood was making her have sex with men and she was forced to give him the money she received. Greenwood was found in a car in the gas station parking lot.

The case was investigated by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office. Greenwood also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted armed robbery and received a concurrent 12 year sentence. That case was prosecuted by the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Greenwood will have to register as a sex offender upon release.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Kinli Abee.

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