SPARTANBURG, S.C - The pastor of The Church in Spartanburg, 27-year-old Ronald Thomas Norris of Roebuck, is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct.
According to Lieutenant Kevin Bobo, an investigator with the sheriff's office Special Victim Unit was notified by a school official at Woodruff High School that a girl had been sexually assaulted.
The investigators obtained statements from the victim, her mother and the victim's boyfriend, and then approached Norris, who invoked his right to an attorney. Investigators took Norris into custody.
According to a report obtained from the sheriff's office, the victim told investigators that she had been sexually abused by Norris multiple times since she was 16-years-old. She stated that he touched her inappropriately and kissed her.
Bobo said that Norris is the pastor at The Church, located at 1855 East Main Street, Unit 14, Suite 130 in Spartanburg.
Spartanburg Detention Center says Norris was released on a $10,000 bond.