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Former Colleton Co. deputy accused of sending explicit images of ex-girlfriend to several people

Michael Wiegand (Photo Source: Colleton Co. Sheriff's Office) Michael Wiegand (Photo Source: Colleton Co. Sheriff's Office)

A former Colleton County Deputy Sheriff has been arrested after sending obscene photos of an ex-girlfriend to several people, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says.

The affidavit says when their relationship ended on May 29, 2015, Michael Wiegand, 34, texted his ex-girlfriend, threatening to send sexually explicit images of her to other people. 

The woman previously allowed him to take pictures and video of her. 

According to the affidavit, the messages stated:

"...you need to learn a lesson. And u will"

"By the time I'm done w u and [name redacted] u won't want to work around here..."

"...I accidentally sent [name redacted] and [name redacted] ur pictures I'm sorry sweetheart" 

"Maybe sent a few to your dad too on accident"

"Well I'm on a roll I sent them to [name redacted] too." 

"Welcome back to hell and now ur gonna pay"

"[expletive] u and ur family will pay u cheating [expletive] I will ruin you because ur a liar."

The affidavit states on May 30, Wiegand sent her a previously recorded video of them engaging in sexual intercourse, an image of her posing naked in front of a mirror, and an image of her with her two juvenile children. 

It says between May 30 and and June 5, Wiegand sent sexually explicit images of the woman to her parents, members of the Colleton County Sheriff's Office and Walterboro Public Safety. 

The affidavit says Wiegand sent another naked photo of the woman to someone on June 5. 

If convicted, SLED says he could face up to three years in prison and a fine at the discretion of the court. 

Wiegand was booked at the Colleton County Detention Center. 

The case is being investigated by SLED at the request of the Colleton County Sheriff's Department. It will be prosecuted by the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office. 

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