- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Deputies say a Greenville pastor is accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl.

Media outlets report the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says that 54-year-old James Brian Briley was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Deputies say Briley is accused of inappropriately touching and molesting the victim at his home on Sunday.

Authorities say Briley was the campus pastor at Summit Church in Greenville.

Master Deputy Ryan Flood says Briley also previously worked at the Frazee Dream Center, a free preschool, before and after school and summer program.

The Elders of Summit Church released a statement Thursday saying they have terminated Briley from his positions at the church.

It isn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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