Pastor of Mesquite Baptist Church Where Men Face Rape Charges Didn't Report Child Abuse, Police Say

The pastor of a conservative Mesquite Baptist church where a father and son have been charged with sexually assaulting girls has been arrested on a charge of failing to report child abuse.Robert Arnold Ross, 70, was booked into the Mesquite jail Tuesday morning on one count of knowingly failing to make a required child abuse report. His bail has not yet been set.In recent weeks, 33-year-old Steven Aaron Winn and 65-year-old Larry Allen Winn were arrested on charges of sexually assaulting children.The younger Winn, a volunteer assistant youth pastor at the church on South Belt Line Road, was taken into custody Feb. 22. Mesquite police had learned several days earlier about allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a female student at the church's Christian academy for more than a year, starting when the girl was 15.  Continue reading...

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