Priest with Upstate Ties Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations

March 10, 2013

A priest with ties to the upstate is accused of sexual misconduct dating back more than 15 years.

     The report claims the alleged misconduct of Father Hayden Vaverek occurred while he was pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes in Greenwood.

      Throughout his time in the upstate, Father Vaverek spent time at several parishes in Simpsonville, Greenville, and Anderson. 

      Per the Diocese of Charleston's policy, Father Vaverek was placed on administrative leave.

      Any potential victims are encouraged to contact local authorities.


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