Sunday-school Teacher Repeatedly Molested Child at Mesquite Baptist Church, Police Say

A Mesquite Sunday-school teacher sexually abused a child for more than six months last year, police say, and authorities believe there could be other victims.Mesquite police arrested 23-year-old Benjamin Baldiviez of Dallas on Thursday. He was being held Friday at the Dallas County jail on one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, with bail set at $100,000.Baldiviez has been a Sunday-school teacher and volunteer at Parkside Baptist Church on Gross Road. He has been a member of the church for 10 years.Police said they learned of the allegations in February. Their investigation revealed that the abuse took place from March 2017 through October, at the church as well as at other locations during church events, Lt. Brian Parrish said.  Continue reading...

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