UPDATE 10/22/12 @ 11:15 a.m.
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WSAZ)-- A Pastor is facing 20 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Pastor David A. Young, of Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church in Rio Grande, Ohio, was arraigned Monday morning in Gallia County.
Young was arrested Oct. 16 in connection with the charges.
The alleged victim is a teenager between the ages of 13 and 14-years-old who knew Young as part of a class that Young taught through the church.
Young entered a plea of not guilty to all 20 counts. Bond was set at $250,000 and Young is not to have any contact with the victim.
Assistant Prosecutor Britt Wiseman had request a bond of $500,000 because of the numerous counts. Wiseman said the incidents happened over a period of 1 year -- between September 25, 2011 and September 25, 2012.
A few members of the congregation were in the courtroom in support of their pastor. Tom Weaver was one member and says the church is going through a time of difficult healing.
"This is just a real tough situation for the whole community, itís just something you read about in other newspapers outside of Gallia County but we still have much to do and we're going to move on," said Weaver.
While in court, Young stated he could not make bond, and will remain behind bars until his next court hearing.
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