A police investigation revealed a child was abused on church property between March 2017 and October 2017.
“One Mesquite man and longtime member of Parkside Baptist Church was arrested Thursday after an investigation led police suspect him of sexually abusing a child.
According to a release from Mesquite Police Department, 23-year-old Benjamin Baldiviez is charged with one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and is held on a $100,000 bail.
Baldiviez was a Sunday school teacher and volunteer at the church before his arrest, police said. He is accused of abusing a child on church property and during church events from March 2017 to October 2017.
Police believe other children at the church could be victims of sexual abuse. Anyone with information about sexual abuse of children is urged to contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.”