CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Another lawsuit has been filed against the Horry County Police Department.
The lawsuit was filed by “Jane Doe-2” against Horry County, Horry County Police Department and Troy Allen Large.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was raped in May of 2015, two Horry County police officers responded to the scene and no arrests were made.
Several days after reporting the rape, the lawsuit claims former Senior Detective Allen Large contacted the victim and said he would like to meet with her alone.
The victim says during that encounter, Large told her she was “beautiful” and he could understand how the suspect “could be turned on by her and unable to resist himself.”
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The lawsuit states Large offered to help her gain full custody of her children, to move her into a condominium in Murrell’s Inlet, and to give her a mode of transportation.
In exchange for his help, the victim claims Large demanded she engage in a nude “catfight” against a female because there were men in the area who liked to watch women participate in nude, videotaped fist-fights.
If the victim refused to participate, the lawsuit states Large threatened to take personal action to be sure she would not be allowed to visit her children.
According to the victim, Large continued to engage in a course of coercive and threatening behavior and unwanted sexual advances, including propositions that she participate in “catfights”with other local women including other victims of violent crimes.
The lawsuit states during these times, Large used his Horry County issued police vehicle and visually displayed his Horry County Police Department badge and police issued firearm.
It says on one occasion while in the victim’s home, Large was videotaped engaging in inappropriate conduct and the videotaped encounter was provided to former Detective Large’s supervisor, Sgt. Thomas DelPercio of the Major Crimes Unit. According to the lawsuit, Large’s activities were investigated and he was received a written reprimand and a referral to EAP counseling.
The lawsuit claims the Horry County Police Department knew about Large’s inappropriate behavior and that other victims had reported his conduct prior to May of 2015, and the Plaintiff, “Jane Doe-2”, is claiming personal injury.
We received the following statement from County spokesperson Lisa Bourcier: “In checking with the County Attorney’s Office regarding the lawsuit you mentioned, Horry County has not yet been served. Once Horry County has been served, we will respond in due course. It is County policy not to provide any commentary on matters relating to pending litigation.”
This is the third lawsuit filed against the Horry County Police Department in the last five months. This is the first lawsuit to directly list former Senior Detective Troy Allen Large as a defendant.
According to Thom Berry with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, SLED is investigating officers in the department.
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