Former pastor enters guilty plea in molestation case

The undated booking photo of James Crawn is shown. (Photo Provided/White County Sheriff's Office)

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A former pastor accused of child molestation admitted his guilt in a White County courtroom Monday.

James Crawn, 46, is a former pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Idaville. He was arrested in late April and charged with two counts of child molesting, as well as child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor.

According to court documents, Crawn is accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy during counseling services arranged by the boy’s mother. The alleged molestation took place in 2006 while Crawn was a pastor at a Monticello church.

In court Monday, Crawn agreed to plead guilty as part of the plea agreement. The court will take the agreement under advisement.

Crawn’s sentencing is set for Oct. 9.

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