- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

CANTON, S.D. (AP) - A former South Dakota pastor accused by authorities of having sex with a 15-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to multiple sex charges.

KDLT-TV (https://argusne.ws/1Du4OQX ) reports 49-year-old Anthony Haglund entered his plea Monday in Lincoln County. His bond has been lowered to $50,000 cash only.

Haglund has been indicted on three counts of sexual penetration by a psychotherapist, sexual contact with a child under 16 and sexual contact by a psychotherapist. He was arrested in Florida earlier this month.

Authorities say the contact occurred between January 2011 and December 2013. He was a pastor at Canton Lutheran Church for part of that time.

Haglund’s trial has been scheduled for January. His attorney has filed a motion to transfer the case to another court because of pre-trial publicity.

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Information from: KDLT-TV, https://www.kdlt.com

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