Former Sumter deputy sentenced on sex charges

Michael Boulware (Source: SCSD)
Michael Boulware (Source: SCSD)

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A former Sumter County deputy will spend 12 years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl in July 2009.

26-year-old Michael Boulware pleaded guilty November 8 to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 2nd degree.

The incident happened near Wedgefield, which is located in Western Sumter County, sometime between June 1 and June 30, 2009.

Boulware, a former traffic patrolman with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, was terminated in July after authorities charged him with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Investigators said Boulware bought alcohol for three 14-year-old girls; one victim is the daughter of a South Carolina Highway Patrolman.

The CSC charge was added after SLED began investigating the original allegations.

Boulware will be placed on the central registration of abuse and neglect.

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