Abilene Church Daycare Worker Indicted for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
By Erica Garner
June 21, 2018
An Abilene church daycare worker accused of sexually assaulting multiple children has been indicted.
Benjamin Roberts, 25, was indicted for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Thursday after at least 8 child victims were identified during an investigation that began when child pornography was found at Roberts' home in April.
Roberts was employed at the Wylie Baptist Church Early Childhood Development Center when he was initially arrested for Indecency with a Child and Possession of Child Pornography and was terminated once he was formally charged.
The daycare's director, Amanda McKee, has also been arrested for Failure to Report. Police say multiple parents and employees told her about Roberts' inappropriate behavior with children, but she never alerted authorities.
Roberts also has affiliation with children at the Southern Hills Church of Christ, the Beltway Park Baptist Church, and a 'kid's ministry' run out of his home on the 400 block of Cockerell Drive.
Due to the high volume of children Roberts had contacted with, police believe there is an "extremely high likelihood" Parents are urged to ask their children about their interactions with Roberts and if any crime is suspected, to to make a report with the Abilene Police Department at (325)673-8331.