The former CEO of a local, non-profit organization that helps veterans has been arrested and charged with rape in Murfreesboro.
According to police officials, Daniel Malcolm Stallard - the former director of Operation: Adopt a Hero - has been charged with 8 counts of rape.
Authorities said the victim was a volunteer with the organization. She told police she volunteered this past July to complete court-ordered community service for a DUI. She said Stallard gave her a beer and then --using his position as director -- forced her to have sex. She filed a report and Stallard stepped down as CEO because of the investigation in July, but continued to volunteer. A Grand Jury indicted him this week and Stallard was booked into the Rutherford County Jail and held on a $100,000 bond.
In response to the allegations, Operation: Adopt a Hero released the following statement, reading in part:
In regards to the allegations surrounding Founder and CEO Malcolm Stallard, there will be a meeting this week to discuss the mission of the organization and we ask the community to pray for healing. Mr. Stallard stepped into the background of OAAH from the CEO role in July due to the investigation and allegations. Mr. Stallard did however continue in a volunteer roll with the race.