Thursday, April 28, 2011
Church Members Charged With Child Abuse
Pastor Philip Caminiti, 53, is charged in Dane County Circuit Court with eight felony counts of conspiracy to commit child abuse, and his brother, John Caminiti, is charged with four felony counts of inflicting mental harm on a child and four felony counts of child abuse. Six other church members, including two of Philip Caminiti’s children and their spouses, also face child abuse charges.
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The children allegedly abused ranged in age from two months to six years. The pastor allegedly told investigators that a child became old enough for spanking using a rod at the age of 18 months.