AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Late Tuesday night the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston released a statement through Media Relations Director Maria A. Aselage that reads:
“The Catholic Diocese of Charleston made every effort to protect the privacy of the minor involved in the incident with Father Raymond Flores. Father Flores did not target the youth online. He and the young man exchanged information on an app intended for adults.”
AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – An Aiken priest has been placed on administrative leave.
Father Raymond Flores is a parochial vicar at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken.
An incident report from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office states that Father Flores exchanged inappropriate photos with a juvenile through a social media app.
No charges have been filed.
Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details on this story as they become available.