The pastor of a Columbus church was arrested Monday and charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to police reports.
James Carter, 74, the pastor at Canaan Baptist Church at 2835 Branton Wood Drive has been accused of sexually assaulting a 41-year-old women. The alleged victim is an employee of the church.
She claims that on April 28 Carter made improper sexual advances and touched her in an inappropriate manner. She also claims Carter held her down on the floor. The woman reported the alleged incident to police that day and Carter was arrested on a warrant Monday at the Columbus Public Safety Building.
He is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court at 2 p.m. today.
Columbus Police Lt. John McMichael said he has received no additional reports of alleged sexual misconduct against the pastor in relation to this case.