S.C. Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Friday (Oct. 16) a former officer with the Bennettsville Police Department in connection with soliciting sexual acts in exchange for dismissing issued traffic citations.
James Rondell Williams, 29, was charged with misconduct in office.
The SLED investigation was requested by the Bennettsville Police Department.
Williams was booked at the Marlboro County Detention Center.
According to the warrant, on or about Jan. 2, 2019 while on duty as an officer for the Bennettsville Police Department, Williams solicted $100 and sexual acts from a woman in exchanged for him dismissing two traffic citiations he previously issued. Also while on duty, Williams attempted to meet the woman to engage in the sexual acts requested, but she did not show up as arranged.
According to the warrant, this information was corroborated by Facebook messages and statements provided to agents of the SLED.
The case will be prosecuted by the Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.