14th Circuit Solicitor's Office​

Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties​

Walterboro Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Girl

WALTERBORO, SC (March 31, 2017) – A 58-year-old Walterboro man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2015.

Michael Anthony Bodison was found guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct following a one-day trial at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro.

Bodison sexually assaulted the 16-year-old girl in August 2015 while the girl was in his care.

The victim was able to record Bodison “saying some disgusting things in preparation” for the assault, according to the case’s primary prosecutor, Assistant Solicitor Reed Evans. “We were able to play that recording for the jury.”

The jury deliberated about 25 minutes before returning a guilty verdict.

“We are so proud of the victim in this case,” Evans said. “She did a great job in her testimony.”

Circuit Court Judge R. Lawton McIntosh handed down the 10-year sentence, the maximum for this charge.