A chaplain at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a man when the victim was a teenager.
Gerig Huggins, 50, of Mount Pleasant was charged with ill treatment of a child on Tuesday.
The Charleston Post & Courier reports the victim told police he was assaulted when he was 14-years-old and living in Woodstock, Georgia. The man said the assaults continued when he was a teen in Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant Police did not release other details on the allegation.
MUSC’s website says Huggins is one of nine full-time “clinical” chaplains on its staff. The website states Huggins is an Assemblies of God pastor who became a full-time chaplain in 2009.
Huggins was being held in the Charleston County Detention Center on $50,000 bail Wednesday.