David Lineberger, 50, went to church.
Then he was arrested and placed in jail under a $1 million bond.
Lineberger, according to the Gaston Gazette, is a sex offender.
Gaston County Sheriff’s officers charged Lineberger on Sunday with being at Southminster Presbyterian Church, which is located at 1401 Hoffman Road, Gastonia.
The church has a nursery on premises and also a weekday school, according to the warrant affidavit.
Lineberger was convicted in 1995 and served a 70-month sentence. He also was ordered to stay on the sex offender registry a minimum of 10 years.