Gretchen Swearingen, who goes by her middle name “Charlotte,” wrote on the website that Gothard requested she come work for him in 1992 at IBLP’s headquarters in Oakbrook, Ill., when she was 16.  During her time there, she said Gothard would play footsie with her and hold her hand. Photo courtesy of  Gretchen Swearingen

Gretchen Swearingen, who goes by her middle name “Charlotte,” wrote on the website that Gothard requested she come work for him in 1992 at IBLP’s headquarters in Oakbrook, Ill., when she was 16. During her time there, she said Gothard would play footsie with her and hold her hand. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Swearingen