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Dunn pastor charged with sexual battery


DUNN, NC (AP)-- A Baptist minister from Harnett County is scheduled to appear in court to face charges of sexual battery.

WRAL-TV reports that police in Benson have charged 74-year-old Paul Burke Johnson with sexual misconduct. Officers have not released details on the allegation.

Johnson was arrested last week. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday. It wasn't clear if he has an attorney.

Johnson is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Dunn and is a member of the board of ministers at Campbell University Divinity School.

University President Jerry Wallace says he has just learned of the allegation and isn't ready to talk about them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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