Reckless endangerment of children at First Baptist Church Bedford, Texas
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Yesterday, we held a SNAP news conference at FBC Bedford to protect kids.
Yesterday afternoon, Adcock's bond was revoked and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
WFAA News 8 DallasThursday, WHNT News 19 also learned Adcock has a new arrest warrant in Colbert County for violating the terms of his bond, for working around children.Assistant District Attorney Angela Hulsey filed a motion to revoke Adcock’s bond stating, “the State has received information that the Defendant is employed by First Baptist Church in Bedford Texas as a Worship Pastor, which would allow him unsupervised contact with minors. This type of employment is a violation of the conditions of the Defendant’s release on bond.”
At First Baptist in Bedford, Pastor Steve Knott hired Adcock to lead the adult choir and work with the church's audio/video equipment."We think it's incredibly irresponsible and reckless to have hired him in the first place," said Amy Smith with the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).Smith said it doesn't matter that Adcock was not directly working with children in Bedford."Having a position as minister automatically places him in a position of trust," she said.The church member who spoke with News 8 said a group of members talked to the pastor after learning of Adcock's past.He said they also had a long talk with Adcock and decided to support him. The choir director has pleaded not guilty.Adcock was arrested in Frisco in August of 2014 on the Alabama charges. First Baptist in Bedford hired him while he was free on a $500,000 bond."That's very alarming," Smith said.
We hope that anyone else who has been harmed by Adcock will come forward and contact police to begin to heal and to protect others.
The light of truth and knowledge is our greatest tool to protect kids.
I will update this post with any new information.
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Charles Adcock turned himself to Colbert County authorities on Monday morning and appeared in court, where Judge Hal Hughston revoked his bond. He ruled that Adcock's new job would have put him working around children, a violation of his bond agreement. Prosecutors in Muscle Shoals requested his bond to be pulled as soon as they found out about the position."This is a flagrant disregard of the court's order," said Colbert County Distict Attorney Bryce Graham. "It is beyond belief."He is now back in the Colbert County Jail, where he will await trial in January.
"Given what he's been accused of and indicted for, it's incredibly irresponsible and reckless to take that risk with children's safety," stressed Amy Smith with the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. "He's been here long enough, he's had a chance to possibly groom other families to trust him, other children."