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Former South Carolina Police Chief to be Sentenced in Sextortion Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — William Bruce Parker, former police chief, is scheduled be sentenced in federal court tomorrow, Thursday, March 14. Parker is being sentenced after being pleading guilty to cyberstalking resulting in serious bodily injury and communicating threats with the intent to extort victims for the production of pornography and coerced sex acts. Read the previous release here.

United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie accepted Parker’s guilty plea in October of 2023 and will impose the sentence.

WHEN:         Thursday, March 14, 2024, 11 a.m.


WHERE:      Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Federal Courthouse

                        Courtroom 1

                        901 Richland Street

                        Columbia, South Carolina


NOTE: The prosecuting attorneys will be available for interviews following the sentencing. The sentencing hearing could last more than one hour. No cameras or cell phones are allowed in federal court.


Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist,, (803) 929-3000

Updated March 13, 2024