The pastor of a Mansfield church has been jailed, accused of inappropriately touching an 8-year-old congregation member.

Jose Luis Pizarro, 40, faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Pizarro, pastor of Iglesia de Dios Nuevo Amanecer, is being held in the Mansfield Jail with bail set at $500,000.

According to a Mansfield police new release, police began investigating the case on Tuesday after receiving information that the 8-year-old girl had made an outcry about the alleged abuse.

The release states that the inappropriate touching is alleged to have occurred in May at the church, 1011 North St.

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