Pastor at Christian college arrested for letting his ‘spiritual mentor’ sexually abuse young boys

Police in Waco, Texas, arrested the former pastor at Baylor University on charges that he allowed a sex offender he called his “spiritual mentor” to sexually abuse two young relatives, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

Christopher Hundl, 38, was charged Tuesday with continuous sexual abuse of a child, which is a first-degree felony, and later released on $50,000 bond.

A statement from Baylor University earlier this month revealed that Hundl resigned from his position as minister for the Baylor chapter of Chi Alpha, a “worldwide Christian ministry sponsored by the Assembly of God Church,” according to the Herald.

Chi Alpha has been suspended from the university and is under investigation.

“Baylor University is aware of serious allegations of impropriety among leaders of the independent organization Chi Alpha,” the statement read. “Like all Chi Alpha college-based chapters, Baylor’s organization is led by the assigned Chi Alpha ministers and staff. These individuals are NOT Baylor employees.”

“We are deeply disturbed and grieved by these serious allegations against Chi Alpha’s leaders, and we will continue to examine Baylor’s affiliated student organization to ensure our students have a healthy and safe co-curricular environment.”

The sex offender in the case has not yet been arrested, according to the Tribune’s report (Graphic):

The warrant names the sex offender, who has not been arrested in this case. The Tribune-Herald is withholding his name at the request of Waco police. According to the warrant, Hundl brought the two children to the Houston home of the convicted sex offender several times between summer 2021 and March 2022. Hundl and the sex offender were in a sauna with the children, who were younger than 14 when the offense occurred, when the man instructed the children to masturbate in front of them, the warrant says. The warrant says similar abuse occurred at Hundl’s home in Waco while the sex offender was present. According to the warrant, the sex offender also abused the two children by touching them inappropriately while Hundl was present.

Other reports describe the victims as two boys, one of whom was 11 when the abuse occurred. The boy told investigators that Hundl and his sex offender accomplice told him not to tell anyone about the abuse.

Hundl reportedly said that the sex offender was like a “grandfather” to the children.

Sky Palma

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