A Grundy County pastor has been charged with attempted rape of a child.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office said 48-year-old William E. "Tim" Smith Jr. was arrested after he was found engaged in sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl in a remote, wooded area.
His case has been bound over to a grand jury. He was held on a $200,000 bond.
Smith reportedly identified himself as a Church of God pastor in Palmer.
A court date has been set for July 12.