In Union County, a former pastor accused of sexually abusing a minor will be required to register as a sex offender as part of a deal with the state’s attorney.
Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds says 75-year-old Bill Vandergraph will also have to submit a DNA test as part of the agreement. Edmonds says they have a solid case against Vandergraph, but he has dementia and is deemed unable to assist in his own defense.
Vandergraph is the former pastor of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Alto Pass. He was arrested in July 2010 for allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old between January and April 2010.