Shepherd pastor arrested on sex crimes

Charles Chapman

A Shepherd pastor is facing charges of Sexual Assault and Prostitution following his arrest on July 29.

According to a statement from the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, Charles “Mike” Chapman, pastor of New Covenant Church in Shepherd, was arrested following a lengthy investigation that involved interviews with persons related to the case.

“Chapman, who is a local pastor in the San Jacinto [County] area, admitted to sexual acts but also indicated that he’s done this before,” the statement reads.

“If you are here in San Jacinto County and wish to engage in criminal activities, you will be arrested and charged accordingly. We have a zero tolerance for such conduct,” said Sheriff Greg Capers.

The investigation may result in the identification of other victims, the statement reads.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the SJCSO Criminal Investigation Division at 936-653-4367 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867).

Chapman was being held in the San Jacinto County Jail but has since posted bond.

6 COMMENTS

    • Whether a person is religious or not anyone can hide something. This man made a choice to do what he did and therefore he has to face the consequences that come from making that choice.

  1. I don’t know about “ “If you are here in San Jacinto County and wish to engage in criminal activities, you will be arrested and charged accordingly. We have a zero tolerance for such conduct,” said Sheriff Greg Capers.” since a whole sex trafficking ring with grotesque video evidence was swept under the rug and the guilty parties still walk free while the victims have no justice.

    • Read on one comment this was from a woman known to lie. I pray this is not truth, for the sake of ones he has ministered to throughout the years, However, if it is true this is a stab on ministry and I pray people know all ministers are not like this! We all know we are judged by what others do and although it is not fair, it is understood. My prayer goes out to the victims and their families of this if it is true.

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