Former Greenville County deputy accused of crimes against child
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) announced that a former Greenville County deputy was recently taken into custody for crimes against at least one child.
Officials said 27-year-old Sean Egan was charged with two counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor and two counts of unlawfully placing a child at risk.
According to warrants, Egan allegedly gave obscene material to at least one child who was 12 years old or younger and touched himself in front of them.
Following this announcement, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on Egan’s past work with the department:
“This afternoon we were informed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division that a former terminated employee, Mr. Sean Egan was arrested in connection with disseminating obscene material to a minor.
Mr. Egan was hired by the GCSO in January of this year. He joined our agency having been certified and formerly employed by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. While still in his probationary period Sheriff Hobart Lewis was informed by SLED that they were conducting an active investigation concerning Mr. Egan. At that time Sheriff Lewis placed Egan on administrative leave and then subsequently terminated him for Conduct Unbecoming in March of this year.
The GCSO is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and transparency in our ranks. We hold our employees to these standards without exception, and any conduct that falls short of these expectations will be addressed swiftly and decisively as in this case.
We commend Chief Keel and SLED for their thorough and timely investigation in upholding the integrity and accountability of those who are called to serve our community.”
The warrants stated that the crimes took place between October 1, 2022, and March 16, 2023, in Abbeville County. Egan was taken into custody on September 11, 2023, and booked into the Abbeville County Detention Center.
According to records from the SC Criminal Justice Academy, Egan worked for the Department of Public Safety from 2017 until he was hired by Greenville County this year.
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