(RNS) — Day and overnight camps are a staple of summer, a welcome relief for working parents.
But they can also present opportunities for sexual predators.
Last week, Noah Paradis, 19, a staffer at a LifeWay camp in Arizona, was arrested on five counts of inappropriate touching.
The abuse allegedly took place during CentriKid Camp,which was held at the Bison Ranch Retreat Center in Overgaard, Ariz. Paradis is accused of abusing two children at the five-day, four-night camp for third through sixth graders.
Paradis was being held in the Navajo County Jail in Holbrook on no bond as of Monday (June 17). He is a Georgia resident.
The camp is a ministry of LifeWay, an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. This year, LifeWay anticipates