SPARTA, WI (WTAQ) - A western Wisconsin pastor is free on a signature bond, after he was accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl he was home-schooling in Sparta.
Charges are pending against 41-year-old James Monson, who had a bond hearing Wednesday in Monroe County. He's due back in court on Monday.
Monson is a pastor at the Gaining Ground Community Church, an evangelical Christian church in Sparta.
Police started investigating him earlier this week, after the girl's mother told police that the teen was sexually assaulted.
Monson faces possible charges of sexual exploitation by a therapist, and having sex with a child 16 or older.