Pastor seen kneeling on child expected in court, charged with battery
The pastor, identified as Martin Burns, has been charged with battery on a person less than 14 years old and battery resulting in bodily injury.
He has not been booked into jail.
Back in September, ABC57 News obtained video of Burns kneeling on a child while apparently trying to get the child to let go of his leg at the Kingdom Kids Daycare at Winamac Church of the Nazarene.
The child seen in the video was not injured.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Burns was kneeling on the child for approximately seven seconds before he stood up.
Burns told police he used just enough pressure to hold the child down, according to police reports.
ABC57 News has reached out to the church for comment.