Attleboro school principal charged with sex abuseAP , Associated Press
Jan. 15, 2014 8:17 AM ET
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — The assistant pastor of an Attleboro church who's also the principal of an affiliated school has been charged with sexually abusing a student starting when she was a seventh-grader.
The Rev. Jeffrey Nichols of Grace Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Christian Academy was ordered held on $25,000 bail after not guilty pleas to charges including aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 were entered on his behalf Tuesday.
Prosecutors say he molested a seventh-grade student beginning in 2008 when she was 13 and continued until last June.
Church Pastor Jeff Bailey tells The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1d6jqWA ) he immediately fired Nichols when Nichols told him about the allegations Monday.
The 47-year-old Nichols' lawyer argued for no bail with GPS monitoring because his client had no criminal history.
Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com