March 07, 2006

Fourth person alleges abuse in Shifflett case

Culpeper Star Exponent

Liz Mitchell - Staff Writer
Culpeper Star Exponent
Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Three new warrants related to charges of child endangerment were obtained Monday in the ongoing case of Charles Shifflett, who was held overnight in Culpeper County Jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Jim Fox said Shifflett, 54, pastor of First Baptist Church of Culpeper, is scheduled for a bond hearing this morning.

Eight warrants have been obtained against Shifflett since Jan. 17 on charges of cruelty and injury to children, child endangerment, indecent liberties with a child and felonious assault against a 10-year-old girl.

Shifflett faces up to 45 years in prison, nine years in jail or a fine of up to $22,500 for all Class 6 felonies.

Two of the latest charges stem from warrants obtained by 28-year-old Culpeper resident Woody Leak, who attended Calvary Baptist Church as a child when Shifflett was the pastor there.

Posted by kshaw at March 7, 2006 06:47 AM