Man Drops Sex Charge against Upstate Priest

April 23, 2013

Greenwood County deputies say a man who said he was inappropriately touched by priest 15 years ago has decided not to pursue charges because he thinks the Catholic church's punishment will be enough.

An incident report obtained says the victim told investigators he met the priest while he was a student at St. Joseph's High School in Greenville.

Deputies said the man told them the suspect rubbed him and only focused on sins related to sex during confession. The man also told investigators the priest spent the night with him on occasion.

The name of the suspect was blacked out of the report.

The Diocese of Charleston refused to confirm if the priest was the same one placed on administrative leave last month.








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