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Former McAllen pastor charged with indecency with a child—again

Elliot James Wickboldt was charged with indecency with a child, a second-degree felony, on Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Correction: This story originally stated Wickboldt's third felony charge stemmed from a Oct. 17 incident. Wickboldt admitted to church officials on Oct. 17 to sexually assaulting Jane Doe, according to a criminal complaint from Edinburg Municipal Court. CBS 4 News regrets the error.

A former McAllen pastor has been charged with indecency with a child—again.

Elliot James Wickboldt was charged with indecency with a child with sexual contact, a second-degree felony, on Nov. 1.

As CBS 4 News previously reported:

Elliot James Wickboldt of McAllen is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl from July 2015 to Oct. 12, 2017, according to a criminal complaint.
On multiple occasions, Wickboldt sexually assaulted Jane-- a pseudonym assigned to the teen in the criminal complaint--at an Edinburg home and at Awaken Church, according to the criminal complaint.

The incidents allegedly occurred in both McAllen and Edinburg, and were reported to both police departments.

Wickboldt's third charge is in connection to the alleged sexual assault of Jane Doe at the Edinburg home, according to a criminal complaint from the Edinburg Municipal Court.

According to the criminal complaint, Wickboldt assaulted Jane Doe "during game/movie nights" at an Edinburg home. The criminal complaint doesn't specify dates.

A justice of the peace set bond at $25,000, according to jail records.

Wickboldt was released from the Hidalgo County jail on Saturday and couldn't be reached for comment.

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