A Catholic priest was booked Wednesday on three counts of sexual battery against a female worker at the Nolensville Pike church where the two worked.
The charges against Luis Garcia-Barreto followed a grand jury indictment. Garcia-Barreto, 52, surrendered at police headquarters Wednesday after learning of the indictment, police said.
The investigation by detectives on the Metro police Sex Crimes unit alleges that the priest groped and inappropriately touched the 49-year-old woman on three occasions.
Garcia-Barreto was released from jail after posting an $85,000 bond.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where the two worked, is located at 3112 Nolensville Pike, south of Thompson Lane.