NEW HAVEN - Police say a pastor from a church in New Haven is facing multiple charges today after he sexually assaulted a minor who was a member of his church and choir.

Authorities say Walter Williams, 59, of Northford, was arrested Monday.

Officials say the victim's mother contacted them after discovering text messages between her daughter and Williams on her daughter's phone. 

The victim reportedly told police at least two of the assaults took place at Walk of Faith Church of Christ in New Haven where Williams is the pastor.