What the hell kind of “horse” plays by smacking an underage boy’s crotch with his penis?
A Tennessee church has decided that its pastor’s son can no longer work with children after he was accused of sexually assaulting and battering at least one boy at church camp.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported on Thursday that Vineyard Community Church in Chattanooga had taken the action after court documents emerged detailing Zachary Anderle’s arrest last month for two counts of third-degree cruelty to children and sexual assault while he was serving as counselor at the church’s camp in Carroll County, Ga.
The affidavits alleged 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,” the Times Free Press noted. “Anderle also slapped the child’s face, the report states.”
Bud Winderweedle, a church member who is part of a church committee looking into the incident, told the paper that the case was still being investigated but they believed “this was a case of horseplay gone wrong, which we deeply regret.”