Union County Sheriff Taylor Indicted by Union County Grand Jury; Charged with Misconduct in Office and Disseminating Obscenity

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 9, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the Union Grand Jury returned indictments against Union County Sheriff David Taylor. He was charged with one count of Misconduct in Office and one count of Disseminating Obscene Material.

The misconduct offense is a common law misdemeanor, punishable by up to ten years in prison. The obscenity violation is a statutory felony according to SC Code Section 16-15-305 punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine no less than $10,000, or both.

The indictment alleges Taylor sent messages to a citizen of Union County that were lewd and inappropriate and included an obscene photo.

An arraignment will be scheduled in the Circuit Court where Taylor will be served with the indictment and have a bond setting on the charges.

This case is being investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

Attorney General Wilson stressed every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

You can read the indictments HERE.

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