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Chattanooga church limits pastor's son's participation after sex assault arrest involving 13-year-old at camp

August 22nd, 2013 9:26 am by Beth Burger, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga church limits pastor's son's participation after sex assault arrest involving 13-year-old at camp

Zachary Anderle

CHATTANOOGA — A 21-year-old pastor's son won't be allowed to work with children or hold a leadership position at the Vineyard Community Church in Chattanooga after being charged with simple battery, two counts of third-degree cruelty to children and sexual assault in connection with an incident at a church camp.

The church, which holds services at Tyner Middle Academy, 6837 Tyner Road, hosted a church camp in Temple, Ga., last month and Zachary Anderle served as a camp counselor.

Affidavits in Carroll County, Ga., allege that Anderle climbed on top of a 13-year-old camper and placed his penis on top of the boy's crotch while other boys were watching. Anderle also slapped the child's face, the report states.

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