SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A former chaplain for the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department has been arrested on a sex charge involving a 15-year-old girl.
Deputies have charged 71-year-old William Hughes of Boiling Springs with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Investigators say Hughes was a volunteer at Restoration Church in Spartanburg and took the girl to his home after a Jan. 9 service. Warrants state that Hughes gave her alcohol and had sex with her.
A sheriff's report says the girl told her boyfriend and he told her father, who called deputies.
Sheriff Chuck Wright says Hughes had worked as a volunteer chaplain for the department until January of last year.
It was not clear if Hughes has an attorney.