Former Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault

(WREG-TV) A former pastor was arrested in Covington, Tenn., Monday for several charges, including sexual assault.

Larry Michael Berkley is charged with first-degree sexual assault, five counts of second-degree sexual assault, three counts of knowingly furnishing alcohol to a minor, three counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor, sexual solicitation, and two counts of loaning pornography to a minor.

He was arrested on a warrant out of Boone, Ark.

In March, former COGIC pastor Michael Bryant pleaded guilty to molesting an underage family member for the past two years and was sentenced to six years in prison as part of a plea deal.

In November, a former North Mississippi pastor was sentenced to 30 years in prison plus a $51,000 fine for sexual battery of a minor.