Pastor in Gaston Co. charged with sexual battery

Robert Harris

Robert Harris

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A pastor in Gaston Co. has been charged with a sexual offense after police say he harassed a woman at a hotel Wednesday.

The woman told police that she was staying in a hotel when a man identified as Robert Harris knocked on her door and asked for sex.

According to WSOC, Harris is listed as pastor of Harriett’s Memorial Freewill Baptist Church in Forest City.

The woman refused his advances and the man left.

He then returned while she was on the phone with police, and they heard Harris make a vulgar request.

The woman then said he tossed a $20 bill at her.

Police arrested Harris and charged him with sexual battery.

Read more: WSOC

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