NC minister arrested for pinching handicapped child on rear

Dennis Chapman, accused of pinching a handicapped child multiple times. (WBTV)

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – A Taylorsville minister faces assault charges for allegedly pinching a handicapped child on the buttocks multiple times.

According to police, 62-year-old Dennis Chapman is a bus driver for the school system and drove the exceptional children bus. Police say they learned Chapman is also the pastor of a small Baptist church in Wilkes County.

Friday, a woman reported that she witnessed Chapman pinching a young child four times on the buttock.

Chapman was charged with assault on a child less than 12 years old.

He was arrested Wednesday and taken before a magistrate where he was given a $2000 unsecured bond.

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