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Abuse charges, arrest warrants against Christian boot camp

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]aureantes)

Now, considering that I ran across this on the FOXNews website, it'll be interesting to see how far this case actually gets in changing things for the better -- I ran a search and added the URL for this place's contact and info page.  Anyone with a better familiarity with the group's tags than I, please feel free to add/edit those as needed:


Christian Boot Camp Officials Accused of Dragging Teen Behind Van

Friday, August 10, 2007
Associated Press


BANQUETE, Texas — Arrest warrants have been issued for two officials at a Christian boot camp accused of dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run, authorities said.

Charles Eugene Flowers and Stephanie Bassitt of San Antonio-based
Love Demonstrated Ministries, a 32-day boot camp, are facing aggravated assault charges for the alleged June 12 incident.

The two were accused of tying the girl to the van with a rope then dragging her, according to an arrest affidavit filed Wednesday by the Nueces County Sheriff's Department. Arrest affidavits for Flowers and Bassitt list a $100,000 bond.

A call to Love Demonstrated Ministries was not immediately returned Friday. No listing was found for Bassitt. An answering machine at a listing for Flowers cut off during an attempt to leave a message Friday.

Flowers, the camp's director, allegedly ordered Bassitt to run alongside the girl after she fell behind, the affidavit said. When the girl stopped running, Bassitt allegedly yelled at her and pinned her to the ground while Flowers tied the rope to her, according to the affidavit.

The girl's mother gave investigators photos of her daughter's injuries that were taken at a hospital where the girl was treated and a sworn statement from a witness who claimed to see the girl being dragged on her stomach at least three times.


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