The pastor of a Wichita Falls, Texas, church has been indicted on six counts of sex crimes against children involving three different victims over eleven years.
According to court documents, Ronnie Allen Killingsworth, 78, was indicted by a Wichita County Grand Jury on six counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact.
According to the indictment, one count stems from October 16, 2000, one count stems from September 25, 2001, and four counts stem from May 29, 2011. The indictment identified three female victims by pseudonym, all three of which were under the age of 17.
Killingsworth is the longtime “Pastor-Teacher” of Rephidim Church, a non-affiliated congregation located on Allendale Road in Wichita Falls, according to local station KFDX.
“Each of the six charges is a second-degree felony offense with a bond set at $25,000, for a total of $150,000. Court documents show Killingsworth appeared at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at 9:02 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023, and posted cash bonds on all six of the charges.”
“While released on bond, Killingsworth is prohibited from having any contact with the victims. He is also prohibited from going to the home, daycare, or school of the victims. Killingsworth is also required to provide a specimen of DNA to local law enforcement.”