JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A Bristol, Tenn. pastor was indicted by a Sullivan County grand jury Tuesday on child rape charges, following an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

According to a TBI news release, District Attorney General Barry Staubus requested an investigation into David Lee St. John, 59, following a complaint of a sexual assault of two juveniles.

During the investigation, agents developed information that St. John had sexual contact with two victims, both under the age of 13, between April 18 and April 19.

News Channel 11 contacted District Attorney Barry Staubus Thursday about the case and he told us while he couldn’t comment on the specifics, he could confirm St. John’s role as a pastor at Bible Truth Baptist Church in Bristol was part of the investigation.

Staubus also said St. John worked for the city of Bristol.

A grand jury returned indictments Tuesday charging St. John with three counts of rape of a child and six counts of aggravated sexual battery.

According to the release, St. John turned himself in to authorities Thursday afternoon and was booked into the Sullivan County Jail, where he was being held on $100,000 bond.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.