Ex-school official sentenced on sex charges

Stephen Eubanks will spend the rest of his life in prison

Monday, April 19, 2010 3:42 PM
Last updated 3:43 PM
  • Follow Latest News

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.

Comments (2) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Trey Enfantay
Trey Enfantay 04/19/10 - 07:21 pm
Are the sentences to run

Are the sentences to run consecutively or concurrently? Another local news source says he got 10 years.

JohnQPublic 04/19/10 - 09:15 pm
Whichever, Trey. At his age,

Whichever, Trey. At his age, he is toast and will probably expire while in jail.

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs
Top headlines
Augusta homicides up, but no cases recently
Although Augusta homicides are up compared with this time last year, police say a two-month absence of any is proof that some of their crime initiatives are paying off.