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Man accused in rapeadmitted paternity
By TRENT SPINERMonitor staff Saturday, June 19, 2010hen 16-year-old Tina Anderson put her daughter up for adoption in 1998, a former Trinity BaptistChurch member who is now accused of raping her admitted to being the father, court records show.Ernest Willis, now 51, told a social worker that he 'admitted paternity' and expressed support for theadoption, according to a memo produced by the social worker. He agreed to release his social andmedical background to his newborn daughter's adoptive parents, but said he would not like to receivepictures or future information about her as she grew up, wrote Tracy Bray, a social worker withBethany Christian Services in Colorado, where Anderson had moved.The circumstances surrounding (Anderson's) pregnancy involved some complications in that (Willis)is 39 years old while (Anderson) at the time of conception, was only 15 years old,' the memo said. 'Heis married, with three children, and (Anderson) had been a babysitter for his children. He has acceptedresponsibility for the incident and (Anderson) has not pressed charges.'Court records detailing the baby's birth and adoption were created as part of a process where Willisand Anderson gave up their rights to the child. The files are under seal in the juvenile division of Denver District Court, but Anderson released her copies to the Monitor. The Monitor generally does notidentify victims of sexual assault but made an exception in this case at Anderson's request.illis, of Gilford, was arrested by the police last month, charged with four felony rape counts accusinghim of forcing himself on Anderson while she lived in Concord. They met at Trinity and became closehen Anderson confided in him about a previous, unrelated sexual assault.