Sunday, December 09, 2012

Pastor James M. Burton arrested

Baptist pastor James M. Burton was arrested on charges of repeatedly molesting a female foster child in his care.

The Journal Gazette reports, 50 year old James M. Burton was booked into the Allen County Jail on four counts of felony child molesting on Wednesday. Burton has been serving as pastor of Greater Faith Baptist Church, according to the church's Facebook page.

Source: Fort Wayne Pastor Arrested on 4 Charges of Child Molesting

Burton allegedly starting abusing the girl when she was as young as 6-year old.

Documents said the child told an employee at her elementary school that her foster father had been molesting her.

The girl told investigators the molestations began when she was 6 or 7 years old.

Source: Pastor jailed on molesting counts by Julie Crothers of the Journal Gazette

I have this sinking feeling that I will forever link the words Baptist, pastor and pedophile.