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Dallas-area church volunteer arrested for child sexual assault

ROCKWALL COUNTY (BP) — A student ministry volunteer with Lakepointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting her son’s 13-year-old friend, according to local reporting.  

Natalie Sorrells, 44, is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. She was arrested in late February and released on bond.

In a forensic interview at the Rockwall Children’s Advocacy Center, reported Fox 4, the boy said multiple instances of inappropriate contact with Sorrells had taken place since April 2023.

“We were informed last week that one of our volunteer youth workers was arrested for illegal sexual contact with a minor,” Lakepointe Church said in a statement. “While it is our current understanding that no inappropriate activity occurred on church premises, at any church event, and that the minor involved was not under the direct leadership of the volunteer, out of an abundance of caution we immediately informed Lakepointe parents, restricted the volunteer from any access to minors at the church and removed her from her volunteer position.”

The church added that all of its volunteers are required to undergo security clearance, background checks and training.

If you are/have been a victim of sexual abuse or suspect sexual abuse by a pastor, staff member or member of a Southern Baptist church or entity, please reach out for help at 202-864-5578 or [email protected]. All calls are confidential.

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