Daniel Staats

Christian Counsellor Plead Guilty to Sexual Assault

Daniel Durward Staats, Christian counselor and founder of Helping the Hurting, Inc. in Dalton, GA, plead guilty to sexual assault in June 2018 following a four-month investigation into his practice. Staats coerced a woman under his care, as part of her probation, to perform sexual acts. Others have come forward to accuse Staats of making a variety of sexual requests and using scripture to rationalize and sell his sexual propositions.

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Police Report

Dalton Police Department
Aug 23, 2017

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