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Raymond Moody biography: 13 things about Georgetown, South Carolina man

Raymond Douglas Moody is a white man from South Carolina, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He is a resident of Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina.
  2. He previously lived in Avenal, California, USA.
  3. In 1983, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of several violent sex crimes related to the kidnapping and sexual assault of female minors in California including a girl aged 9.
  4. In 2004, he was released from prison after 21 years. He went back to Georgetown and started living at a roadside motel in Georgetown called the Sunset Lodge.
  5. In September 2008, the Georgetown Police Department charged him with indecent exposure, which was later reduced to public disorderly conduct.
  6. In February 2009, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office charged with with failing to register as a sex offender and fined him $250.
  7. On the evening of April 25, 2009, he allegedly kidnapped, raped and fatally strangled Brittanee Marie Drexel, 17, in Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina.
  8. On April 26, 2009, he allegedly buried Drexel in the woods. That day, authorities pulled him over for a traffic violation without linking him to Drexel’s disappearance.
  9. In August 2011, authorities still had no information about Drexel’s whereabouts but announced him as a person of interest. His room at the Sunset Lodge was searched.
  10. On May 4, 2022, he was arrested, booked into the Georgetown County Jail in Georgetown and charged with obstruction of justice.
  11. On May 12, 2022, Drexel’s remains were found in a wooded area 2.5 miles from where he had been living in April 2009.
  12. On May 16, 2022, he was charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and murder in connection to Drexel’s death.
  13. He was 62 years old when he pleaded guilty on October 19, 2022 in South Carolina to kidnapping, murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Judge Ferrell Cothran Jr. sentenced him to consecutive terms of 30 years on the charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct and a life sentence on the murder charge.
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