Warrant Issued Again for Shifflett

By Liz Mitchell
Culpeper Star Exponent [Virginia]
February 17, 2006

A new arrest warrant has been filed in the ongoing case of Charles Shifflett, pastor of First Baptist Church of Culpeper, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Shifflett, 54, has been arrested three times since Jan. 17 on charges of cruelty and injury to children, child endangerment and two counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jim Fox said the most recent warrant was obtained Thursday at 2:11 p.m. and had yet to be served as of that evening.

According to Fox, another woman claiming to be a victim obtained the Class 6 felony warrant for an offense that allegedly occurred between January and March of 1990.

The charge, "unlawfully causing bodily injury with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill," is one of five other felonies Shifflett faces.

The woman, who was not named, would have been 10 at the time of the offense. She is the third person who has filed citizen complaints with the Culpeper County Magistrate's Office and has obtained warrants.

Chad Robison, 29, was the first to come forward and claims Shifflett physically and sexually abused him while he was a student at the school. Liz Bailey, 35, also a former student, obtained a warrant about 10 days after Robison for charges of sexual abuse against Shifflett.

The charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred at Calvary Baptist Church, where Shifflett was the former pastor. The church also had a K-12 school where Shifflett was principal.

For all felonious charges, Shifflett faces up to 25 years in prison, five years in jail or a fine up to $12,500.

Liz Mitchell can be reached at 825-0771 ext. 110 or


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