May 9, 2016; Greenwood, S.C. – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Monday that a Greenwood man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading Monday morning at the Greenwood County Courthouse.Jamie Lee Carroll, 37, pleaded guilty to charges of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Circuit Judge Frank Addy sentenced Carroll to 20 years in prison and 15 years in prison, respectively, on the charges and also ordered lifetime GPS monitoring for Carroll when he is released from prison.
Senior Assistant Solicitor Lance Sheek handled the case for the state. Elizabeth Able of the Greenwood County Public Defender’s Office represented Carroll.
During sentencing, Carroll said he deserved the sentence and wished he could take back his actions, while asserting that he, too, had been a victim of sexual abuse as a child.
The victim, a child under the age of 11, first came forward with the allegations of abuse in May 2015. Carroll assaulted the victim on multiple occasions between 2012 and 2015.
Stumbo praised the work of Sheek, along with 8th Circuit Investigator Windy Chappell and Capt. Sharon Middleton of the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, in securing the lengthy prison term for Carroll.
“My office will not tolerate attacks on the children of our communities by sexual predators, regardless of the circumstances,” Stumbo said following the proceeding. “I am proud of the way our prosecutors and investigators worked with our friends in law enforcement to obtain a confession and a conviction. Thanks to their efforts, another child abuser is off the streets and behind bars where he belongs.”