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Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Redemption to the Nations is housing unaccompanied migrant children who arrived at the border in recent weeks in an unused former Tennessee Temple dormitory that the church leases.

A woman has been charged with a second count of sexual battery in connection with alleged abuse at a Chattanooga shelter that housed unaccompanied migrant children, according to a Chattanooga Police Department news release.

Florencia Guadalupe Renderos Morales, 22, turned herself in at Silverdale Detention Center on Aug. 30.

Chattanooga police had initially charged her in July with sexual battery by an authority figure. Morales had been in custody in Harris County, Texas.

The ongoing investigation identified a second juvenile victim, which led to the additional charge, police said.

Another woman, Randi Duarte, 35, was charged with sexual battery by an authority figure, coercion of a witness and tampering with evidence in July.

The shelter, known as Casa de Sidney, opened last year on the campus of the old Tennessee Temple University in Highland Park. It was run by Baptiste Group of Georgia under a federal contract that started under the administration of former President Donald Trump.

Gov. Bill Lee's Department of Children's Services licensed the facility last year and renewed and expanded the license in February. The department suspended the license in June and the shelter has not operated since.

— Compiled by Jody Park

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