Ex-of­fi­cer ac­cused of sex mis­con­duct has record wiped as charges dropped

The Sun News - - Front Page - BY ALEX LANG alang@the­sun­news.com

against an Horry County Po­lice of­fi­cer ac­cused of sex­ual mis­con­duct with con­fi­den­tial in­for­mants were ex­punged from the record.

Three mis­con­duct in of­fice charges against Luke Green do not ap­pear on the on­line Horry County Pub­lic In­dex. In July, the S.C. at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice dis­missed the charges.

Green was ac­cused of in­ap­pro­pri­ate sex­ual re­la­tion­ships with two con­fi­den­tial in­for­mants and mak­ing in­ap­pro­pri­ate sex­ual con­tact with a sus­pect dur­ing an ar­rest.

Ac­cord­ing to pa­per­work pro­vided by a se­cu­rity firm repre sent­ing Green, the ex-of­fi­cer filed to have the records ex­punged in April.

Green com­pleted a pre­trial in­ter­ven­tion pro­gram in late March, ac­cord­ing to the pa­per­work. There were no de­tails about what the pro­gram en­tailed.

Pre­trial in­ter­ven­tion pro­grams typ­i­cally serve as quasi-pro­ba­tion paths where a de­fen­dant com­pletes classes, com­mu­nity ser­vice or other types of pro­grams. When the pro­gram is fin­ished, charges are of­ten re­duced or dis­missed.

Af­ter the charges were dropped, of­fi­cials from the state’s at­tor­ney gen­eral of­fice pro­vided only a 12-word state­ment, say­ing that all they can say about the case is “This was a pros­e­cu­to­rial de­ci­sion based on the facts of the case.”

Green — along with Allen Large, Dar­ryl Wil­liams and Todd Cox — were in­dicted for mis­con­duct in of­fice. The cases against Cox and Wil­liams re­main ac­tive, though there have not been fil­ings in months. The state dropped charges against Large af­ter he died in Jan­uary.

Luke Green

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