12 more sex charges against Meloan

July 26, 2007

Ed Meloan, the former North Augusta planning official, is facing 12 more sex charges, and his wife Susan is also facing charges in the case.

Both Meloans were in an Aiken County courtroom today, and during the proceedings, one of Meloan's alleged victims spoke from a side room to the couple, saying: "Thank you for 40 years of hell. I'm here in your face."

Ed Meloan's additional charges include 7 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, 4 counts of a lewd act on a minor, and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor related to film, videos, and electronic images of children engaging in sexual activities.

The paperwork also alleges that in 1968, Meloan had child pornography inside WRDW's building. You may remember Meloan was the host of Shock Theater on Channel 12 during the 60's and early 70's, playing a character known as Justin Sane.

Susan Meloan is facing one count of a lewd act on a minor and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The first charges for Ed Meloan came months ago when a man now in his 40's accused Meloan of sexually molesting him in the mid-70's.

74-year-old Ed Meloan was recently released from a psychiatric unit at MCG after attempting to take his own life.


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  • by PRAY4COMFORT Location: SC on Aug 10, 2007 at 10:50 AM
    Can anyone tell me if they have any idea whats going on? Its been over a 2 weeks and we haven't heard anything.
  • by Ms. Informed on Aug 3, 2007 at 07:32 PM
    I must give GUILT credit....that is one of the stupidest statements I have read yet! Some people amaze me...UNREAL
  • by victim1 on Aug 2, 2007 at 03:48 PM
    To Guilt: Are you kidding me!? After he sexually abuses me and I live with HIS guilt and shame, I'm supposed to fell MORE guilt if he commits suicide? Why don't I just spoon feed him and burp him while I'm at it. Maybe you would like a bottle as well!
  • by PRYA4COMFORT Location: SC on Jul 31, 2007 at 05:01 AM
    Molly- I can't agree with you more but I know his family knew what he was doing. I just hope all involved are brought out in the open so all these "upstanding, outstanding, community minded individuals" (yes that was being sarcastic)can be charged and convicted. No this will not give the victims back their youth, innocence or lives that they lost back but maybe the healing will begin. And Molly read the charges SLED has posted on their website and you will read just how sick this man is, not was since one charge is from July of this year.
  • by Molly Location: Augusta, Georgia on Jul 28, 2007 at 09:13 AM
    Meloan may look SICK now, but imagine him 40 years ago. He chose boys that were just teenagers and MADE them do sexual acts just to satisfy himself and others sexually. PLEASE tell me that his wife and family did not know about this? Tapes were found in his house. Yeh! Right! I cannot imagine what these boys have had to live with, not telling anyone, but suffering internally for all these years. It would be interesting to really know how many lives and families this man has RUINED. He cannot give them back their youth or innocence. But all these years he has lived comfortably with his wife and family not caring who and how many people he destroyed. I want him to be punished to the full extent of the law. To the victims that have come forward, I commend you for your COURAGE and STRENGTH. It could not be easy to re-open this abuse. How many more men now cannot or will not step up and face Meloan. I hope there is closure for the courageous men that came forward. God Bless
  • by Guilt Location: North Augusta, SC on Jul 27, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    Just think how guilty the alleged victims would have felt for the rest of their life if this man did succeed in killing himself. Granted if he did molest children that's wrong, but it doesn't carry a death sentence in South Carolina
  • by pray4comfort Location: sc on Jul 27, 2007 at 07:43 AM
    finally someone with so common sense .... wrong is wrong I dont care how long ago..how old the victim is now or how old the Meloans are...
  • by Linda Location: Brunswick Ga. on Jul 26, 2007 at 08:13 PM
    When Meloan attempted suicide he was just begining to feel the pain and depression he had inflicted on children for years.He should be punished to the full extent of the law....his health and age has nothing to do with it.
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