CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The director of a Christian boot camp and an employee have been indicted on aggravated assault charges.
Charles Eugene Flowers and Stephanie Bassitt of San Antonio-based Love Demonstrated Ministries are accused of dragged a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run in June.
Yesterday's indictment followed the arrest of the defendants last week.
The two were released Wednesday from Nueces County Jail after posting $100,000 bond each.
Flowers, a retired U.S. Air Force instructor, has declined to comment on the allegations.
The 32-day boot camp for girls ages 13 to 19 includes 28 days at a facility near San Antonio, then four days at a camp in Banquete, about 10 miles west of Corpus Christi.
State authorities say the camp isn't required to be licensed because it lasts only 32 days.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.