Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Youth Pastor from Ohio arrested for sexual battery on fifteen year old girl

A Hocking County judge set bond at $100,000 for a Logan youth pastor accused of sexual battery involving a minor.

Sheriff Lanny North says Travis Bransetter, 29, was arrested yesterday morning.

North says Bransetter confessed to investigators he had had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female member of his church.

Bransetter is charged with three counts of sexual battery and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Investigators say the relationship took place between Nov. 2010 and Feb. 2011.

Bransetter resigned his position with the Church of the Nazarene in February.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 4th.

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