Former Horry Co. officer charged with not investigating sex, other crimes gets $300 fine in plea deal

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HORRY CO, SC (WBTW) – A former Horry County police detective entered a plea deal that dismissed 15 counts of misconduct against him – including charges he knowingly closed criminal sexual conduct cases without proper investigation.

Todd cox was indicted on 16 counts of misconduct in office in 2016. He pleaded guilty to one count and the others 15 were dropped.

As a result of the deal, Cox has to pay a $300 fine plus court costs or spend one year in prison.

The charges stem from a scandal in 2018 when he and three other Horry County Police Department officers were charged with misconduct in office. One of the officers, Tory Large, was accused of criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in office. Large faced lawsuits from multiple women who claim he sexually assaulted them and made them participate in nude catfights. He died in his Murrells Inlet home in December 2018.

Authorities said cox knowingly closed criminal sexual conduct and other cases without proper investigation and knowingly unassigned himself from the cases, allowing them to remain unassigned for a period of time.

Cox pleaded guilty to one of those charges.

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