A former maintenance worker at an Upstate church is facing 27 criminal charges in connection with two sexual assault cases involving minors.
Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 58-year-old Timothy Anders Friday in connection to several sexual assault cases dating back to 1976. Investigators said they met with a man last week who said Anders sexually assaulted him from 1981-86. He said the abuse started while he was 10 years old.
The victim told investigators he met Anders while Anders was a maintenance worker at Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville. During the investigation, members of the Crimes Against Children unit discovered what they believed to be an additional victim. This victim provided information to investigators that alleged similar incidents began in 1976 when she was 6 years old involving Anders.
Anders faces 27 total charges; nine counts of lewd act on a minor, four criminal sexual conduct with a minor and 14 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.