One of the conditions of his release was that he have no contact with members of King’s Way Baptist Church or employees of the school. Wininger must have a psycho-sexual evaluation and receive treatment if necessary.
A call to Wininger’s house Friday afternoon was not answered.
“The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spent the past 10 months investigating this individual,” Solicitor General Matthew Krull said. “It is my job to make sure that everyone in Douglas County is afforded the opportunity to live free of unwanted and unsolicited physical contact.”
Krull said there were other accusers but his office decided to prosecute Wininger just on the allegations of one woman, whom The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is not identifying because of the nature of the charges.
Krull said Friday the investigation did not involve any allegations that Wininger targeted children.
Wininger resigned last October after 15 years at the church when allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused children in Michigan 20 years ago. He was never charged on those allegations.
King’s Way school administrator Ray Conway notified parent in a letter last October of Winiger’s resignation.
“Pastor Wininger will no longer be involved in the ministry of The King’s Way Baptist Church and King’s Way Christian School,” Conway wrote.
“The allegations and charges that are surfacing on the internet today were events that occurred while Bill Wininger pastored in Michigan 18 years ago,” Conway wrote. “As administrator, I am not aware of any accusations, by students or minors, made against the King’s Way Baptist Church or any of the ministries.”
King’s Way Baptist Church has a congregation of about 1,000 and there are about 350 students enrolled in its school, which offers classes for students from pre-K through 12th grade.