Former Village Church children’s minister charged in assault of minor

By The Christian Post

Former Village Church Children's Minister Matthew Tonne, 35, ministers at a hospital in 2014. | Photo: Facebook

Just months after he was quietly removed from his role last June, the Matt Chandler-led Village Church in Texas has revealed that a former children’s minister, Matthew Tonne, has been charged with sexual assault involving a minor from his church.

The assault reportedly took place at a camp for kids in 2012.

“We have an update regarding the 2012 Kids Camp situation that we communicated publicly last September. The Dallas County District Attorney filed charges in this case against a former employee of The Village Church, Matt Tonne, who was indicted by the Dallas County Grand Jury and is being prosecuted by the District Attorney's office. Matt turned himself in and is now out on bond. The outcome is pending trial,” the church said in a statement this week.

Source:The Christian Post