Former camp director faces more charges

Carter faces six child sex charges

By Cathy Wilson

The Perquimans Weekly

November 5 , 2009

HERTFORD —  The former director of a Baptist summer youth camp now faces six charges of engaging in sexual activities with children.

A Perquimans County grand jury handed down two additional criminal indictments against Stephen Wayne Carter on Thursday.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Johnson said each indictment charges Carter with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of first degree sex offense involving a child under the age of 13.

Carter, age 50, of 257 Camp Cale Road, was initially indicted on similar charges back in July.

According to Johnson, the allegations against Carter involve three different victims.

No trial date has been set.

As of Thursday, Carter remains free on bond.

Carter is former director of Camp Cale Retreat, a summer camp and conference center in Perquimans County operated by the Chowan Baptist Association.

According to court documents, Carter is prohibited from going on Camp Cale Retreat’s property. He also is barred from having any contact with children under the age of 18 except his own.

Rob Roberts, association missionary for Chowan Baptist Association, said following Carter’s arrest that he remained employed as camp director but had voluntarily left the camp until the criminal allegations against him are resolved.

Carter has been the retreat’s director since February 2002.

See also:

Baptist camp director indicted on child sex charges, The Perquimans Weekly, 7/13/09

Christian camp director indicted on child sex offenses, WITN-News, 7/14/09

Baptist camp director on leave after arrest, ABP, 7/16/09

Additional charges filed against Baptist camp director, ABP, 11/6/09

Baptist camp hires interim to replace director charged with pedophilia, ABP, 1/29/10

SNAP Note:  Rev. Stephen Carter previously worked as a church planter for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.