January 31, 2006

Victim recalls alleged abuse

Culpeper Star Exponent

Liz Mitchell - Staff Writer
Culpeper Star Exponent
Tuesday, January 31, 2006

For 18 years, Liz Bailey felt she was alone.
Now she is the second person to come forward with charges of sexual abuse against Charles Shifflett, the 54-year-old pastor of First Baptist Church of Culpeper.

Bailey, 35, was a member of Shifflett’s former church, Calvary Baptist, and student at its K-12 school where he was principal.

In October 2005, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation of Shifflett, prompted by a church member who aired concerns about how the school was run, according to Sgt. Jim Fox.

The ongoing investigation has landed Shifflett in Culpeper County Jail three times this month on charges of child injury, endangerment and indecent liberties.

The past two jail bookings resulted when Chad Robison, 29, and Bailey took out arrest warrants claiming Shifflett victimized them when they attended his school.

Posted by kshaw at January 31, 2006 08:26 AM