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Greenville County Man Faces More Charges For Sexual Assault

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

Update, May 2nd, 2013:

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says additional charges have been filed against Timothy Lee Anders.

Deputies say the warrants were issued and served Thursday following allegations a third victim made to investigators.

Anders now faces three new counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor First Degree and two new counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Second Degree.

Deputies say as with the previous two victims, this victim knew Anders through church.  They say the incidents began in 1984 when the victim was 9 years old and continued until 1987.

Anders is still in the county jail with no bond.

April 30th, 2013:

Greenville County Crimes Against Children investigators arrested 58-year-old Timothy Lee Anders. He is facing 27 charges for sexually assaulting at least two children.

Deputies say he met his victims while working maintenance at Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville.

Deputies tell us the abuse took place both at the church as well as Anders Greenville County home.

Deputies say the crimes date back to as early as 1976 the victims were just 10 and 6-years-old at the time.

One of the victims reports the abuse went on for eight years.

The victims recently came forward to deputies. We asked Neil Sondov, a therapist with Compass Carolina, why it often takes years before victims feel comfortable coming forward.

"Lots of times when things like this happen to children they are not developed enough intellectually cognitively to understand what happened especially if it's a trusted adult," Sondov said.

But after coming forward victims can face several challenges.  

"They could revisit the initial trauma it could lead to some post traumatic stress like symptoms but it can also be very liberating, it can be very freeing to be done with this burden," Sondov added.  

Greenville County deputies say there could be more potential victims out there so if you know anything about this case you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 23-Crime.

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