BELMONT — Authorities in North Carolina say a pastor accused of sex crimes involving a 14-year-old has been arrested.
News outlets report 24-year-old Nicholas Adam Martin was taken into custody Sunday. Gaston County authorities said in a news release that he's an associate pastor at North Belmont Church of God in Belmont.
Martin has been charged with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor, four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of felonious indecent exposure to a minor. The incidents reportedly took place between October 2018 and September 2019.
Martin is being held in the Gaston County jail on a $1 million bond. It's unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.