Mon, Jan 14, 2013
Charles Alan Denton, 59, also known as Chuck Denton, was charged with two counts of rape on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 34-year-old mentally disabled woman.
Denton was a sergeant at the Clarksville Law Enforcement Department and retired in June 2008 after 32 years of service, according to Jim Knoll, spokesman for CPD.
Denton is also associate pastor and guitarist at Bethel Baptist Church, according to the Bethel Baptist Church official website.
Ted Denny, Senior pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Palmyra and public information officer for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said their church is in prayer for Denton.
“He maintains his innocence and it’s an unfortunate incident for everyone involved,” Denny said. “Our church is praying for everyone involved.”
Denny said Denton had been inactive from the church for the past six months as he took care of his father who recently passed away.
Denton, who gave a Palmyra address, was charged with two counts of rape. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $20,000 bond but bonded out the same day.
Investigator Julie Webb, lead investigator in the case, could not comment any further on the case.