Indictments: Former officers coerced sex, ignored cases
Four former South Carolina police officers who worked in the criminal investigations division for Horry County coerced women into sex or ignored nearly 100 cases they were supposed to be investigating, according to indictments released Friday by a state grand jury.
At least four lawsuits have been filed against one of the officers, Troy Large. One of the lawsuits accuses him of ignoring the case of a woman who said she was raped and then demanding she participate in a nude catfight or else he would make sure she lost visitation with her children.
Large is charged with six counts of misconduct in office and five counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Indictments against him said he coerced women into sexual acts and had inappropriate relationships with victims in cases he was investigating.
Large denied coercing women into sex in a deposition in one of the lawsuits.