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Assistant Principal accused of child sex crimes

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WYFF) A Greenville County assistant principal and former middle school teacher was arrested Monday, accused of sex crimes against a student from 1984-1986.

William Terry Broadus, 53, was arrested by the Greenville County sheriff's deputies.

Investigators with the Crimes Against Children Unit received a report alleging that Broadus had engaged in sexual activity with a student at Lakeview Middle School during the mid-80s.

According to arrest warrants, the alleged victim is now 41. She was 14 in 1984.The woman who filed the report said most of the alleged incidents occurred off school property, but she said at least one incident happened at Lakeview Middle School, according to Master Deputy Jennings Autrey.

Autrey didn't give a reason for the time lapse between the alleged crimes and now, but said there was enough evidence to get a warrant signed.

"A lot of it is going to be based off the statements, and the recollection, and all that and, again, we can't go into a lot of details or what the investigation did yield," said Autrey. "If there are additional victims, or if somebody believes they're a victim, or if they were involved in some type of situation, please give us a call and let us know."

The school district released the following statement:

    "The school district was informed this afternoon that a Greenville County Schools employee, William Broadus, has been charged by the Sheriff's Department for alleged incidents in the mid-1980s involving sexual misconduct with a minor. Mr. Broadus was a teacher at Lakeview Middle School from 1983-1988. Mr. Broadus is currently serving as assistant principal at Chandler Creek Elementary, where he has served since August 2000."

    Broadus was placed on administrative leave on Sept. 16, when the administration was first notified by the Greenville County Sheriff's Department that he was under investigation."

Broadus is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act on a child under 16.A judge set bond on Broadus at a total of $30,000.

If Broadus gets out of jail, he can't leave South Carolina or get into trouble. He also can't have any contact with the victim.

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