Child molester in Greenwood sentenced to 15 years

GREENWOOD, SC – (WSPA) – A Greenwood man has been sentence to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of molesting a child for years.

According to reports Howard James Wood Jr.  was convicted of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Woods assaulted the victim for a number of years up until 2009.

The victim reported the abuse to authorities in October 2015.

Following the sentencing, Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo said, “There is simply no room in our communities for sick, violent predators like Howard Woods.” He also said, “My hope and prayer is that the victim will have some measure of closure in knowing that woods will be in prison for a long time to come.”

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