Bobby Joe McConnell, Georgetown man sentence for sexual conduct, abuse charges
Bobby Joe McConnell Death – According to Jimmy Richardson, the Circuit Solicitor, a man from Georgetown entered a guilty plea to the charges of abuse of a vulnerable adult and criminal sexual conduct of the third degree. Bobby Joe McConnell, 58, was found guilty of sexual conduct and abuse of a vulnerable adult and received a sentence of 10 years in prison for the sexual conduct charge and 5 years for the abuse charge. Both sentences represent the highest possible punishment for the respective charges. The punishments will be executed in parallel fashion. Since McConnell has been added to the sexual offender registry, he is prohibited from having any kind of interaction with the victim or the victim’s family.
Related topic: Judge sentences Georgetown man to life in prison for sexually assaulting 6-year-old child
After confessing to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy and recording it on his iPhone, a Georgetown man was given a life sentence. According to Alicia Richardson, the deputy solicitor who prosecuted the case, Brandon Coakley, 32, entered a plea on Monday to the charges of first-degree criminal sexual behaviour with a minor and second-degree domestic abuse. Coakley’s trial was set to start on Monday morning, but he opted to enter a guilty plea before it did.
Authorities claim that while using Coakley’s cellphone for another purpose in November 2018, the mother of the child accidentally stumbled onto the assault’s footage. The abuse was seen on camera taking place while the child’s mother was at work. According to the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Coakley assaulted the mother after she confronted him about the video in order to stop her from reporting the assault. According to the authorities, the woman managed to flee with the kids and the phone and reported the incident to the Georgetown Police Department.
Three days later, in Horry County, Coakley was apprehended after police were directed to him by an anonymous tip. “The Georgetown Police Department conducted a very comprehensive investigation, and all of the officers and agencies concerned showed compassion to the child and family. In order to bring this little youngster to justice, a true team effort was required. The successful prosecution of this case was largely due to the mother’s prompt efforts in reporting the assault right away and battling to keep the cellphone evidence, according to Richardson.
Coakley was given life in prison for the sexual assault and three years for the domestic violence offence by Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Culbertson. It was the maximum punishment allowed for each offence, and it will be served concurrently. Richardson remarked that the little child “was truly amazing and displayed such bravery through the investigation and prosecution of this case.” “The child’s mother, father, and other family members were by his side at all times and cooperated closely with the police.
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