Florida pastor, well-known radio host accused of sexual battery on minor

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Florida pastor, popular radio host accused of sexual battery on minor

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A pastor and well-known radio show host has been arrested on charges of sexual battery on a minor, according to a booking report from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

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Rev. Bryan G. Fulwider, 59, was arrested Wednesday in Altamonte Springs on a warrant out of Orange County on charges of sexual battery on a person under 18 years old, the report said.

Winter Park police told WFTV reporter Jeff Levkulich that the incidents happened between 2005 and 2010. Police said the victim recently came forward.

At the time of the incident, Fulwider was working as senior pastor at the First Congregational Church of Winter Park on South Interlachen Avenue, police said. Fulwider no longer works at the church.

The church released the following statement Thursday:

Our church community has been deeply pained to learn of the arrest of Bryan Fulwider, who resigned from First Congregational more than seven years ago. At this time, we have no information about this matter, but we pray that any victim associated with this be given privacy in order to move forward and heal.

Police said they are investigating whether there are more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Winter Park Police Department at 407-599-3211.

According to TWGradio.com, Fulwider is the founder and CEO of nonprofit organization Building US.

The ordained minister has co-hosted a weekly radio show since 2012 called “Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys,” which airs on Orlando’s NPR affiliate, 90.7 WMFE.

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