Lawsuits requested to be moved to federal court against former Horry County detective

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Attorneys representing Horry County, Horry County Police Department and former detective Allen Large have filed requests for three lawsuits alleging misconduct by Large to be moved to federal court.

The notice of removal filed on behalf of defendants former Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes, and other employees of the department namely, Scott Rutherford, Thomas Delpercio, William Squires and Dale Buchanan, in regards to a lawsuit filed by Jane Doe 2, says the case should be transferred to federal court because the plaintiff alleges the defendants “violated plaintiff’s rights under the Constitution of the Unites States.”

The Horry County Clerk of Courts office confirms the lawsuit filed against Large by Jane Doe has been transferred to federal court Florence Division. Court documents obtained by News13 show requests to have lawsuits filed by Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3 also be transferred to federal court.

The original lawsuit was filed in May 2016 by “Jane Doe-2” against Horry County, Horry County Police Department and Troy Allen Large. It claims the woman was raped in May of 2015, Large was assigned to her case, and then he tried to make her participate in nude “catfights” with other local women including other victims of violent crimes. The suit also states Large sexually assaulted Jane Doe-2 in an Horry County issued vehicle and made multiple sexual advances.

An amended lawsuit was filed in June 2016 and claims several people in the department knew about allegations against former senior detective Allen Large and failed to do anything about it.


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