Children's ministry founder arrested on child indecency charges

Bell County Jail
POSTED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 2:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:04pm

The founder of a children's ministry in Bell County has been arrested on indecency with a child by contact charges.

Jon P. Tidball was arrested in Salado on an outstanding warrant on Monday. The, now 24-year-old, victim filed a report in 2013, stating she'd been abused from age eight to 14 by Tidball.

Tidball is a retired Army lieutenant colonel. He retired 2008 and opened Patriot Kids Ministry in 2012.

Tidball is currently being held in the Bell County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
 

Authorities are asking parents who had children involved in the Patriot Kids Ministry to talk to their children and report any wrongdoing that may have happened to them.

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