A part-time recreation employee who was arrested and accused of raping a member of his youth basketball team in the 1980s has been suspended from his job as a custodian at St. Johns High School.

Keith Francis Gadsden, 46, of North Charleston, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and is being held without bond at the Charleston County Detention Center.

Charleston Recreation Department fired Gadsden on Thursday from his job as a part-time supervisor, and the school district today said it has placed him on administrative leave.

The alleged victim, now age 31, came forward last week and claimed that Gadsden sodomized him after tempting him with a starting position on his youth basketball team.

Read more in Saturday's editions of The Post and Courier.