Susan Meloan will fight charges

By: Lynnsey Gardner Email
By: Lynnsey Gardner Email

News 12 at 11, October 10, 2007

AIKEN, S.C. -- Ed Meloan may be in prison, but the case is far from over. Now his attorney is working to defend Ed's wife Susan, who he says is innocent.

Ed Meloan's loyal wife Susan has more in common than just her marriage to her husband. She's also facing similar child molestation charges. Charges her attorney Victor Hawk says she will fight.

"Are you saying your client is innocent?" News 12 asked Hawk.

"Sure. That's why we're doing the work. Of course [Aiken County Solicitor] Barbara Morgan feels like she's guilty."

Susan Meloan is accused of having sex with a minor in the couple's North Augusta home. Investigators say she also measured a boy's penis and helped take a picture.

"We believe one act never occurred at all. And the other act did not occur when they said it occurred," Hawk said.

News 12: "So are you arguing the victim might have been of age?"

Hawk: "Sure."

Not true, says one victim who spoke with News 12 and he is prepared to return to the courtroom and face Susan Meloan.

David, one of Ed Meloan's victims, may also be a witness. "This isn't over," he told News 12 in an exclusive interview. "There is even, there are other men. This isn't over. God's given me the strength to fight this to the end."

And in the end, Hawk says another story will emerge. "Everyone has there own personal life, and some of that will come out, but not criminal conduct. "

Hawk also says if Susan is found guilty at her trial, he does not believe she would face a life sentence like her husband.

As for other perpetrators in this case, Hawk says he believes all of those people are dead. But if they are out there, Hawk doesn't doubt the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Solicitor Morgan will be able to find them and charge them.


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  • by PRAY4COMFORT Location: SC on Nov 17, 2008 at 12:46 PM
    Debbie- I think they hope this mess with Susan will just fade away now that they caught Eubanks...Well I hope that doesnt happen. And Eubanks..do you and the Meloans have any mutual "friends" that we should know about? I think its about time for them all to be brought to justice. If they are deceased I still think it should be brought out. Let these people that were harmed by the Meloans and friends know we still care and that we want the victims to have peace.
  • by Debbie Location: Harlem on Nov 15, 2008 at 07:56 AM
    Ok! Everyone is STILL waiting on the outcome of this awful mess, that the Meloans have created.
  • by PRAY4COMFORT Location: SC on Sep 29, 2008 at 06:59 AM
    ITS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR SINCE MR. MELOAN WAS SENTANCED. WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GO TO TRIAL WITH SUSAN. SHE SHOULD NOT BE LEFT OUT AMOUNG OUR CHILDREN.
  • by Debbie Location: Harlem on Jul 21, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    I feel that Susan Meloan is guily just like Ed Meloan, just being aware of what he's doing is guilt it's self, although, I'm sure, she was more involved than that. Anyway, when does she go to court??
  • by pray4comfort Location: sc on Feb 22, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    well its now the end of Feb and i havent heard a word on when the trial is...think maybe they are trying to sweep it under the rug?
  • by Trial Location: Aiken on Dec 15, 2007 at 04:13 PM
    Let's see how this comes out in a jury trial. If they find her guilty, then she should receive an appropriate sentence. If she doesn't receive a jury trial in Jan-Feb '08 or is found not guilty by a jury, Morgan is wrong once again and let's elect a competent solicitor.
  • by Debbie Location: Georgia on Dec 3, 2007 at 01:38 PM
    SHE IS JUST ABOUT AS GUILY AS ED MELOAN, BECAUSE I AM SURE SHE WAS AWARE OF HIS BEHAVIOR AND THEN HER PARTICIPATION....GUILY!!
  • by pray4comfort Location: sc on Oct 31, 2007 at 10:14 AM
    I agree Ron I just hope those that were there all come forward so it is not just the word of one againest her.
  • by ron Location: augusta on Oct 14, 2007 at 06:53 AM
    Mrs. Meloan knew what her husband was doing and liked to join it. Hopefully she will be locked away for a long time. Mr. Meloan should be executed for ruining the lives of so many young boys. What is happening with the other adults that took part in having sex with those boys when they were taken across the state lines. Is there any investigation or charges against these people??
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2007 at 11:41 AM
    I agree Willie...and watch Susan get a slap on the wrist.
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