Sunday School Worker Facing Child Abuse Charges

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ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC —  The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office isn’t yet revealing the name of the church where investigators believe a Taylorsville woman sexually abused a four-year-old.

Deputies arrested Carol Britto Thursday night after a nearly two-year investigation into the crime. Finally, Sheriff Chris Bowman says detectives and the District Attorney felt there was enough evidence to jail Britto.

A cross sits in Britto’s front yard. Neighbors like Anajhah Bruner pictured her as a wholesome woman next door, never expecting a mug shot accusing her of sexual misconduct in a church.
 
“I feel pretty disgusted knowing she’s my neighbor,” said Bruner.
 
Strong words, but she isn’t alone.
 
“It disgusted me,” said Joy Wachob. 
 
Parents across the area were stunned to learn Britto may have sexually assaulted the four-year-old in 2012.
 
“It’s really sad that even in a church, you think you can take your walls down and be vulnerable,” said Wachob. “You can’t be that way.”
 
Parents wonder which church, and Sheriff Bowman explained why he isn’t ready to release that information.
 
“No need to point out a church when the church really did not stand behind this to happen to begin with,” said Sheriff Bowman.
 
Something Wachob can understand. 
 
“They could have done a criminal background check. Could have been no red flags whatsoever. She could have watched kids for years and never been arrested,” said Wachob. “You can’t blame the church.”
 
Now a court will decide if the Sunday School teacher is innocent. 
 
Britto faces one count of First Degree Statutory Sex Offense and one count of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Sheriff Bowman says the investigation could lead to more charges and more victims.