Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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The mother of a 15-year-old Special Olympics athlete who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a coach is now suing the South Carolina chapter of the group.
The amended suit, which also targets Lexington School District Two, claims Cornelius Davis was allowed to be alone with the girl in a hotel room for nearly four hours.
"She told me that she was sexually assaulted by her coach," the girl's mother told WIS.
She said Davis was trusted. He was her daughter's basketball coach at Brookland-Cayce High School.
Davis was with the 15-year old in Mount Pleasant when an incident report said Davis took the girl from her room, telling the chaperone that they were going to see her mother. The report said they were gone for four hours.
"She said 'Mom, I was with my teacher. We slept together,'" said her mother.
The girl's mother said what was equally troubling is that she wasn't told of her daughter's 4-hour absence until the next day, almost 24 hours after the alleged abuse took place.
"Even the greatest organizations can sometimes make a horrible mistake," said Columbia attorney David Massey, who is representing the mother in a lawsuit against the school district that now includes the Special Olympics of South Carolina.
He said it's a clear case of negligence.
"The South Carolina Special Olympics Chaperones duty requires 24-hour supervision of these special needs children," he said. "Obviously that ball was dropped."
"Not only did they dropped the ball they dropped me," said the mother. "I didn't find out to a full 24 hours after."
Davis is out on bond for the incident in Mount Pleasant. He faces similar charges in two other counties.
The teen is now home-schooled and receiving therapy.
"All I can do as a mom is just sit there, look at my baby and basically cry, because there's basically nothing that we can do other than what we're already doing," said her mother.
Davis was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the case.
The suit also alleges the school district and Special Olympics did not do enough to protect the child from Davis.
Davis was placed on administrative leave from Brookland-Cayce, and is not allowed on school property.
A MIDLANDS MOTHER IS SUING SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTH CAROLINA....AFTER SHE SAYS A COACH SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER DAUGHTER. THE LAWSUIT CLAIMS SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACH, CORNELIUS DAVIS WAS ALLOWED TO BE ALONE WITH THE GIRL IN A HOTEL ROOM FOR NEARLY FOUR HOURS. THE DOCUMENT ALSO ACCUSES THE ORGANIZATION AND DAVIS OF FAILING TO PROPERLY SUPERVISE AND PROTECT A MINOR WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>