Dayton pastor accused of inappropriately touching woman makes court appearance

A Dayton pastor entered a not guilty plea to charges of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition in Dayton Municipal Court Monday.

Chad A. White’s bond was set at $100,000.

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White’s lawyer said the pastor has strong ties to the community.

Family members and other clergy members of White’s attended today’s hearing, but declined to comment on the accusations against him.

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A Dayton pastor arrested and accused of inappropriately touching a woman Friday morning is facing two felony charges, according to court records.

Chad A. White Sr., 44, was arrested by Dayton police around 1:45 a.m. and was in the Montgomery County Jail Monday morning  on charges of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition.

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White is accused of touching the breasts and other private areas of a 51-year-old woman in the 2100 block of Kipling Drive around 12:40 a.m. Friday, according to court documents and a police report.  Records also show the pastor “attempted to have sexual conduct without her consent.”

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White is said to be the pastor of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. We are attempting to contact the church for comment, but have not heard back.

White is scheduled for his initial appearance in Dayton Municipal Court at 1:45 p.m. Monday.

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