James E. Crawn

James E. Crawn's booking photo

A former Idaville pastor was arrested yesterday morning and charged with four counts ranging from child solicitation, child molesting and sexual misconduct.

James E. Crawn, 45, was arrested at 8:10 a.m. on warrants issued by White County Superior Court after a criminal investigation by White County Sheriff’s Detective David Roth, Monticello Police Detective Jason Lingenfelter and the White County Department of Child Services.

He is accused of sexual misconduct with two males, both under the age of 16 at the time the alleged offenses took place, according to the White County Prosecutor’s Office.

Crawn bonded out yesterday afternoon at 1:35 p.m., but could not be reached for comment. His bond was set at $50,000 cash or a corporate surety. Crawn would have had to post 10 percent of the cash bond or $5,000 to make bail.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Herald Journal.