MANNING, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - A Clarendon County jury has awarded $890,000 in damages to a man after members of the governing board at his condominium wrongly identified him as a registered sex offender.
James E. King thinks the situation stemmed from a dispute with the board of directors because he was behind on association fees.
Testimony indicated that board members circulated a flier from the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry website about a registered offender which included a picture and information about a man named William James King.
While circulating the flier, some board members wrongly told people that the King in the flier was the same King at the condominium complex.
Defense attorneys have until Monday to file post-trial motions, including an appeal.