A local pastor and MUSC chaplain was arrested Tuesday after a man accused him of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager.

Gerig Michael Huggins, 50, of Lantern's Rest in Mount Pleasant, was charged with ill treatment of a child, according to Mount Pleasant Police Inspector Chip Googe.

The victim told police he was assaulted when he was 14 years old and living in Woodstock, Ga., and the assaults continued when he was 16 and 17 and living in Mount Pleasant.

Police released no other details of the allegation.

Huggins became a full-time chaplain at the Medical University in 2009, according to the Medical University of South Carolina's web page that lists the chaplain staff.

He is an Assemblies of God pastor who has had churches in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, according to website.

Huggins was being held in the Charleston County jail on $50,000 bail Wednesday.

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