A Catholic priest with ties to the Upstate is on administrative leave following an allegation of sexual misconduct.
Father Hayden Vaverek had "his priestly faculties withdrawn," according to the Diocese of Charleston.
The allegation of sexual misconduct involves a minor and dates back more than 15 years. The misconduct allegedly occurred while Vaverek was pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenwood.
Vaverek also served at several parishes across the Upstate, including Simpsonville, Anderson and Greenwood.
The Diocese of Charleston is asking if anyone has any information regarding sexual misconduct, or is a victim themselves, that they contact local law enforcement. In addition, the diocese said they are offering counseling to those affected.