WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana pastor has been arrested on a charge of sexual battery and two counts of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl police say has significant mental and physical handicaps.
Warsaw police say 77-year-old Robert Haywood, the pastor at Harvest Time Ministries Church, was arrested Friday. Police say Haywood is accused of inappropriately sexually touching the girl in the church basement on one occasion and of having sex with her on another.
WSBT-TV reports (http://bitly.com/Sd44KK ) Haywood's daughter says he is innocent and his attorney advised the family not to comment.
Haywood was released from the Kosciusko (Koz-ee-ah-skoh) County Jail on $10,000 bond. No court date was set.
According to court documents, the girl's guardian reported the incidents after Haywood's wife discovered a voicemail from the girl