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Man accused of sexual battery of girl at church

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Charles Hamilton (Source: Greenville Police Dept.) Charles Hamilton (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville man was arrested Thursday after police said he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl at church.

Public Information Officer Jonathan Bragg, of the Greenville Police Department, said 41-year-old Charles Hamilton was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Bragg said the sexual battery happened at Mt. Emmanuel Baptist Church on Spartanburg Street on Easter Sunday. According to an arrest warrant, the crime happened during worship service.

Hamilton was released from jail on $25,000 bond.

Pastor Tony Boyce, of the church, said the staff understands the serious nature of the allegations, and that they are fully cooperating with the investigation.

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