(June 19, 2008)--A Fort Worth pastor was free on bond Thursday after he was charged in connection with the sexual assault of a girl who attends his church.
James "Jay" Virtue Robinson IV, pastor of Southwood Baptist Church, surrendered at the Tarrant County Jail Wednesday after an arrest warrant charging sexual assault of a child was issued.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Robinson was freed after he posted a $20,000 bond.
Robinson has denied having a relationship with the girl, who is now 18.
The warrant says Robinson was the youth minister when the relationship began about two years ago.
A phone listing for him was disconnected and the church’s Web site was down Thursday morning.
His attorney, Cheyenne Minick, didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.
The Star-Telegram reported that Robinson has been pastor of the church since October 2006.