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Man Accused in Rape Admitted Paternity _ Concord Monitor

Man Accused in Rape Admitted Paternity _ Concord Monitor

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Back up copies of news articles. Story of Tina Anderson: raped and impregnated by IFB church member. Made to confess her role in a "compromising situation" by the IFB pastor in front of congregation as part of church discipline meeting. Sent away to have baby, forced to give baby up for adoption; allowed to choose from list of families provided by the pastor. Rapist finally charged and convicted 14 years after the crime. Later Bob Jones University would enter the news story because leadership insisted Chuck Phelps did nothing wrong and allowed him to be on the board.
Back up copies of news articles. Story of Tina Anderson: raped and impregnated by IFB church member. Made to confess her role in a "compromising situation" by the IFB pastor in front of congregation as part of church discipline meeting. Sent away to have baby, forced to give baby up for adoption; allowed to choose from list of families provided by the pastor. Rapist finally charged and convicted 14 years after the crime. Later Bob Jones University would enter the news story because leadership insisted Chuck Phelps did nothing wrong and allowed him to be on the board.

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5/21/2014CONCORD: Man accused in rape admitted paternity | Concord Monitohttp://www.concordmonitor.com/news/4704616-95/trinitybaptistchurch-ernestwillis-tinaanderson?print=true1/3
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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.
 
5/21/2014CONCORD: Man accused in rape admitted paternity | Concord Monitohttp://www.concordmonitor.com/news/4704616-95/trinitybaptistchurch-ernestwillis-tinaanderson?print=true2/3
In criminal complaints, the police accuse Willis of raping her in the summer of 1997 while offering her a driving lesson. He raped her again at her mother's Concord Gardens apartment, the police said.hen she became pregnant, Anderson alerted her mother and the church's former pastor, ChuckPhelps, who jointly arranged to move her away from the state. Anderson was kicked from the church'sreligious high school and forced to apologize before the congregation for what the pastor described asher role in the rape, she told the police. Despite her desire to live with grandparents, she told the policehat Phelps arranged for her to live with a Baptist family in Colorado.In Colorado, Anderson told a judge she had no other option but to give the child up for adoptionbecause of her age and a desire for her daughter to be raised by two parents, court records show.I am 16 years old and don't feel that I could give my child everything that she needs and deserves,'nderson wrote by hand on adoption paperwork in March 1998, the month her daughter was born.nderson said the wife of a pastor in Colorado accompanied her to the hospital, according astatement she gave to the Concord police. In an interview after Willis's arrest, Anderson said she wasold by members of the church not to discuss with medical staff how she became pregnant.fter the birth, records show that Phelps played a role in arranging the baby's adoption. Anderson saidPhelps had Anderson write a series of questions, which he distributed to religious families looking toadopt a baby.The surveys asked about the religious, educational and financial backgrounds of potential parents.In adoption paperwork, Bray wrote that Willis and Willis's wife were also counseled by Phelps.It is my impression that (Willis) is fully informed regarding the ramifications (of adoption),' Bray wrote.However, he fully agrees that adoption is in the best interests of all involved parties.'Phelps said in an e-mail message that the adoption occurred under the guidance of Anderson'smother, who was with her in Colorado.My understanding has been that Tina and her mother made a careful decision in the best interest of herself and her child,' he wrote.my Nicholas, Bethany's domestic adoption supervisor in Colorado, said case notes show that bothhe police and a social services department were notified. But she said it wasn't clear if they wererom Colorado or New Hampshire. 'I think it would be reported to the local jurisdiction where itoccurred,' she said.The notes also do not show when those calls were made. She declined to discuss further detailsabout the case.

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