Rev. Christopher Foxhoven, 45, (pictured) was charged with face eight counts of sexual battery
An Ohio priest is facing charges after his diocese said he admitted to having a relationship with 17-year-old girl who is now pregnant.
Father Christopher Foxhoven, 45, was the pastor at Holy Cross and St. Mary of the Hill parishes in the Diocese of Steubenville near Pittsburgh, 10TV reports.
According to the Athens County prosecutor, the teen was an altar girl at Holy Cross in Glouster.
Both Foxhoven and the girl told her parents that she was pregnant.
Foxhoven is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with the girl between August and October of this year, however the prosecutor said their relationship lasted three years.
The Diocese in Steubenville reported the allegations to the Athens County Sheriff's Office when they became aware of them on October 27.
Foxhoven was immediately suspended from taking any kind of religious service and was barred from coming into the church.
Foxhoven, 45, admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, who is now pregnant with his child including having sex on church property including Holy Cross Church
The priest is now barred from church property, held on $1 million cash bond. Foxhoven is facing allegations of sexual abuse of a minor
A spokesman for the diocese said Canon Law prohibits anything but except a suspension by the diocese.
Shortly after the suspension, Foxhoven's home was searched