Jan 15, 2013 – Spartanburg County, S.C. – Police authorities reported that a volunteer pastor was arrested today after being accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female. According to the victim, William Hughes invited her to his home where he offered her alcoholic beverages which she drank.
The victim told authorities that the next thing she remembers is waking up and putting her pants on. William Hughes was a member and volunteer at Restoration Church. Pastor Tony Cribb, Senior Pastor of Restoration Church said that the church is deeply sadden and shocked by the news.
Mr. Hughes worked in the past as a volunteer chaplain for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s office before his service was terminated for allegations that he inappropriately touched a child.