Camp Counselor Arrested

Published: Aug. 12, 2006 at 10:17 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2006 at 3:02 AM CDT
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A 20-year-old East Texas camp counselor is arrested, accused of having an improper relationship with another underage camp counselor.

Matthew Allen McMurray was arrested at the Timberline Baptist Camp yesterday afternoon. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. The alleged victim is a 13-year-old counselor.

McMurray was working as a team leader at Camp Kennedy, a camp for adults with special needs put on by the Arc of Smith County.

Jacque Fowler is the director of the Arc.  She says they run background checks with each of their team leaders to try and prevent things like this from happening.  "We immediately pulled the two people involved out of their dorms. We immediately segregated them from each other so they had no opportunity to talk, and then steps went from there, where the sheriff's department was called," said Fowler.

This was McMurray's second year to work at the camp.

Lindsay Wilcox, Reporting.