Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Minister, Elders Guilty Of Not Reporting Abuse

New Hampshire: The minister and two elders at a local church have been found guilty for failing to report a case of suspected child abuse last year.

The three -- Pastor Timothy Dillmuth, 34, of Stowe, Maine, and elders Richard Eland, 62, and Robert Gagnon, 70, both of Brownfield, Maine -- are all members of Valley Christian Church on East Conway Road in Redstone. They will be sentenced Dec. 21 on the misdemeanor charges in the District Court of Northern Carroll County.

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The men were arrested in early February by Conway police and charged that they had reason to suspect a girl had been sexually abused by a member of the church but did not report it as required by state law.

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