Farmington Baptist Church preacher Timothy Daniel Nall, 57, turned himself in to officers with the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday and was later released on a $15,000 bond.
"The latter part of April of this year, a report was filed with our office of a sexual battery incident," said investigator Reggie Anderson.
Anderson and fellow investigator Heath Thomas went on to investigate the claim and found the incident involving the young girl occurred over a period of five to six months. The Alcorn County Grand Jury determined there was enough evidence against the pastor to indict him late last month.
According to the church website, Nall has been at the church since February of 2003.
A regular speaker during the local National Day of Prayer each year, Nall is a graduate of Mobile College and Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Nall gave the invocation at the recent Memorial Day ceremony at Shiloh National Cemetery.