Greenville Online: New ideas offered in fight against child sex abuse

Leading South Carolina politicians were in Greenville this morning to lend their support to an effort to improve the state’s system for combating child sex abuse.

Among those attending a press conference at County Square were U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Also on hand were state Rep. Bruce Bannister of Greenville and 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins.

The politicians appeared with law enforcement officials to release a new report prepared with the help of the National Child Protection Training Center and funded by local businessman and GOP donor Bob Castellani and his wife, Lisa.

Among other things, the report calls for South Carolina colleges and universities to review their instruction on child maltreatment.

Among those in the audience were former South Carolina Speaker of the House and U.S. ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins of Greenville, and former state Republican Party chair Karen Floyd of Spartanburg.

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