March 10, 2006

Shifflett case stirs concern

Culpeper Star Exponent

Liz Mitchell - Staff Writer
Culpeper Star Exponent
Friday, March 10, 2006

There’s a new twist in the ongoing case of Charles Shifflett that worries Chad Robison - the first person to come forward identifying himself as a victim.

Shifflett, 54, is pastor of First Baptist Church of Culpeper and faces eight charges related to child abuse and endangerment for incidents that occurred nearly 20 years ago at Calvary Baptist Church and its private school.

In Wednesday’s Free Lance-Star, a statement by Culpeper County Sheriff H. Lee Hart suggested the possibility of the victims’ parents being charged for allowing their children to attend Calvary Baptist Academy, if Shifflett is found guilty.

However, Hart said Thursday that not all of his statements were included in the paper.

“The bottom line is it depends on the circumstances,” Hart said regarding future charges in the case. “The parents would have to had been a witness or withholding the information.

Posted by kshaw at March 10, 2006 07:51 AM