Midlands State Rep. charged with providing alcohol to minor, misconduct in office

Midlands State Rep. charged with providing alcohol to minor, misconduct in office
Midlands State Rep. charged with providing alcohol to minor, misconduct in office(Rick Martin on Facebook)
Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 10:55 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2021 at 11:48 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A Newberry State Representative has been charged with misconduct in office and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to SC Attorney General Alan Wilson.

State Rep. Richard “Rick” Ansel Martin (R-Newberry), was indicted by a Newberry County Grand Jury on Friday.

The first indictment alleges that between December 4, 2019, and January 31, 2020, Martin used his position to try and influence an investigation at the Dept. of Social Services. Wilson did not disclose what the investigation was into.

The second indictment alleges that between January 1 and January 31, 2019, Martin contributed to the delinquency of a minor by providing her with alcohol when she was underage, according to Wilson.

Martin will be arraigned on December 14 at 2 p.m. in Newberry County.

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