Former school resource officer charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, SC cops say

A former school resource officer has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said in a statement Tuesday.

On February 2, Christopher Ryan Wilson was arrested for providing a underage student with alcohol and tobacco vape products, according to SLED.

The 23-year-old Belvédère resident was an officer of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety who was stationed at North Augusta High Schoolaccording to the press release.

From August to December 2022, Wilson “knowingly, willingly and intentionally” provided alcoholic beverages and tobacco products “for use or consumption” to an Aiken County school student under the age of 18, according to an arrest warrant.

On December 19, 2022, Wilson resigned from the Department of Public Safety after announcing that he was under investigation for having a inappropriate relationship with a 17 year old student at North Augusta High, the Augusta Chronicle reported.

The Department of Public Safety suspended Wilson and asked SLED to lead the investigation of the officer, who joined the department in February 2022, WRDW reported.

As a result of the investigation, Wilson was taken into custody and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center, SLED reported. A personal commitment bail was set at $3,000 and released Feb. 2, according to Aiken County court records. Wilson is not currently on the prison’s inmate list.

SLED said Wilson’s case would be pursued by the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office. If convicted of the offense, Wilson faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $3,000 fineunder South Carolina law.

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