Union prosecutor charged with dropping charges in exchange for sexual favors

August 26, 2013 

An Upstate municipal prosecutor was charged Monday with dropping charges against criminal defendants for sex.

William Whitney Jr., 65, who held the post for the city of Union, is accused of misconduct in office after an investigation by agents for the State Law Enforcement Division.

According to an arrest warrant, Whitney is accused of dismissing charges against criminal defendants in exchange for sexual favors. The incidents reportedly happened on July 8, 2011, and Sept. 7, 2012, while Whitney was employed as a public official in Union County.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

The investigation is continuing, Union County Sheriff David Taylor said.

Union is 70 miles north of Columbia.

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