A man accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl was a pastor and worked at an after-school program, according to a spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
James Brian Briley, 54, was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to an arrest warrant.
Briley was the campus pastor at Summit Church on Rutherford Road in Greenville and also worked at the Frazee Dream Center in the past, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ryan Flood.
Briley is accused of inappropriately touching and molested the girl on July 31 at his residence, according to a warrant and press release. The investigation began after the Julie Valentine Center contacted the Sheriff’s Office regarding the allegation Tuesday, according to Flood.
Briley was released from the Greenville County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
Investigators believe there may be additional victims and said those with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 467-4704 or Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.