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Trial for former Horry County detective Allen Large being rescheduled

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – The trial of former Horry County detective Allen Large is being rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict, court officials confirmed Wednesday.

Large was originally scheduled to go to trial on September 18 on six charges of misconduct in office and five counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after refusing to accept a plea deal offered by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.

Because a civil trial is being held on that date, Large’s trial has to be rescheduled, court officials said. They are still working to get a date on the rescheduled trial.

A senior detective, Large worked for the Horry County Police Department from 1988 through July 31, 2015, when he was fired for sexual harassment, according to county records.

Large denies sexually assaulting anyone, though he has admitted to asking rape and domestic violence victims if they wanted to make money by participating in “catfighting,” bouts between scantily-clad or nude women that are recorded on video.

In July, Large said he couldn’t discuss the specifics of his case because his attorney had advised him not to. However, he maintains his innocence and said he’s ready for a trial.

“I’m looking forward to court,” he said. “Truth matters.”

A conviction for misconduct in office charge carries up to 10 years in prison. A conviction for third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge also carries up to 10 years in prison. He could face a sentence of over 100 years in prison total on all charges, if found guilty.

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WMBF News partner MyHorryNews.com contributed to this report.

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