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Church releases statement on jailed camp counselor

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The Vineyard Chattanooga released a statement Saturday in response to one of its volunteer counselors being arrested on child molestation charges.

Zachary Scott Anderle is charged with cruelty to children, child molestation, sexual assault and battery.

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He is accused of exposing himself to several children and getting into bed naked with one at a Christian camp where he was a counselor. Carroll County officials say he slapped one of the children who resisted.

The incident occurred at Woodland Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Temple. The director says a private group rented the camp, and directors support the legal process.

"Vineyard Chattanooga was notified following our week-long summer camp of allegations against one of our volunteer counselors. First and foremost, we are committed to doing the right thing for all involved in this situation. We offer our full cooperation with the investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, and will continue to offer openness, honesty, and transparency to law enforcement as this investigation develops," The Vineyard said in a statement.

Anderle is jailed without bond


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