In Florence County, a School Cop is Jailed for Sexual Battery on Student

A Florence County deputy was arrested Wednesday for sexual battery on a student at the school where he worked.
Jamil HallJamil K. Hall was charged with sexual battery with a student and misconduct in office.
Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone will not release the name of the school. His spokesman and attorney, Maj. Michael Nunn, declined to provide the name or address of the school where the criminal incident took place with their deputy.
School district officials also declined to release the name of the school, and a spokeswoman did not return phone calls.
A press release says Hall was placed on administrative leave without pay Tuesday when allegations of inappropriate behavior came to light. He was later fired.
Under South Carolina law, sexual battery with a student is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Misconduct in office is a common-law misdemeanor.
A press release quotes the Sheriff Boone as saying, “Law enforcement officers are held to a higher standard. We cannot tolerate the misuse of our office and will prosecute violators to the fullest extent of the law.”
Ironically, a Facebook page for the deputy says he got engaged last fall.
Hall, 39, of the 800 block of South Parker Drive, Florence, was held at the Florence County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
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