Salvation Army shelter making changes after recent rape arrest

Created: 09/03/2014 5:08 PM WHEC.com

The Salvation Army announced new policies on housing convicted felons released from prison after a recent rape arrest.

In the future, the shelter on Liberty Pole Way will only allow released convicts to check into the shelter on Tuesday through Thursday. The Salvation Army says that will give them time to check with the state during regular business hours in case parolees don't report to the shelter.

The change follows the case surrounding Michael Caruthers. On August 22, Caruthers agreed to report to the shelter on a Friday after his release from prison. Police say he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl the following day.

The Salvation Army says Caruthers never checked into the shelter as was required.

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