William E. Whitney Jr (Image: Union County Sheriff's Dept.)
Union County, SC (WLTX) - A prosecutor for the city of Union is being accused of abusing his position to get sex.
William E. Whitney Jr., 65, is charged with malfeasance and/or misfeasance or misconduct in office.
An arrest warrant filed by the Union County Sheriff's office says that between July of 2011 and September of 2012, Whitney agreed to dismiss charges against defendants in exchange for sexual favors.
Union County Sheriff David Taylor says his officers were informed of the problem on August 1st, and began an investigation. Taylor says others charges could be filed.
The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.