Georgetown, SC - GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - A jury in Georgetown County handed down a guilty verdict Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and a lewd act on a minor.
Solicitor Greg Hembree said Steven Hewitt Sr. has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge. Circuit Court Judge Steven John also sentenced the man to a concurrent 15 year prison sentence on the second charge.
"Justice was done in this case because of the victim's courage and willingness to do the right thing, not the easy thing," lead prosecutor Candice Lively said. "[He] can no longer hurt children."
Hewitt is not eligible for parole and will serve at least 85 percent of his sentence in prison. The man will also be required to register as a sex offender.