Ex-school official sentenced on sex charges

Stephen Eubanks will spend the rest of his life in prison

A former Aiken County school administrator will spend the rest of his life in prison, after pleading guilty today to six indictments on several sexual misconduct charges that occurred in the 1970s and 1990s.

 

Stephen Eubanks, 69, was sentenced to 60 years in prison, or 10 years for each charge, by Second Circuit Judge Ed Dickson. Eubanks received credit for 23 days already served in jail, but was denied credit for the past 15 months spent on house arrest.

Six male and female students, who said Eubanks sexually assaulted them, came forward after a 2007 investigation by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, that was later turned over to the State Law Enforcement Division.

Although there was no physical evidence of the offenses and no confession by Eubanks, Aiken County Assistant Solicitor Brenda Brisbine said the victims' stories were credible and consistent with each other.

Only one victim chose to attend today's session, but did not address the court.

 

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