By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Michael Boulware, a 26-year-old former Sumter County, South Carolina, deputy will spend 12 years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl back in July 2009. On November 8, 2010, Boulware pleaded guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in the 2nd degree.
Boulware was initially charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after he purchased alcohol for three 14-year-old girls; one victim is the daughter of a South Carolina Highway Patrolman. Because of this incident, Boulware was immediately terminated. While officials were investigating the original charges the CSC charge was added. He will placed on the central registration of abuse and neglect. If you would like to read more on this story please see Former Sumter County, SC deputy will spend 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct.
Abuse inflicted upon a minor, whether physical, sexual or emotional, is a depraved act, which can cause that child to suffer from lifetime consequences of the abuse, both physical and emotional. Children have rights that are to be protected from horrendous invasions such as this. If you are someone you know is the victim of abuse, contact local authorities. Contacting authorities will prompt a criminal investigation and more than likely stop the abuse sooner rather than later.