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Former Texas Chi Alpha Minister Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse, Receives Probation

William Robinson served with the campus ministry in Corpus Christi.

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A minister formerly associated with Chi Alpha campus ministry in Corpus Christi, Texas, received 10 years probation for his sexual abuse of an underage family member, according to KRISTV.

Will Robinson / Photo courtesy of Nueces County

Chi Alpha is the college campus ministry arm of the Assemblies of God and has a presence on more than 300 campuses in the United States and around the world.

On March 22, Robinson accepted a plea agreement for 10 years of deferred adjudication after pleading guilty to one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, one count of sexual assault of a child, and three counts of indecency with a child.

According to an Assemblies of God spokesperson, “William Robinson has not held credentials with the Assemblies of God since 2022 and has not served with Chi Alpha since that time.”

Robinson was first arrested in June 2022 and charged with a first degree felony of continual abuse of a child.

The indictment said that Robinson began his alleged abuse of the child in 2015 when she was just nine years old and continued until 2022 when he was arrested.

If he completes the probationary period in compliance with the terms, he can have the charges removed from his record.

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As part of his probation, the Texas district court judge ordered Robinson to serve 120 hours of community service, stay away from the victim, and take parenting classes. He is to abide by a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and have his internet access monitored.

“In light of the Chi Alpha abuse scandal, it’s clear that those in positions of spiritual authority who are supposed to protect us have actually preyed upon us,” said Ronald Bloomingkemper, who started an online forum to support those who have suffered abuse by Chi Alpha ministers.

“It reminds me of the phrase, ‘Danger, Will Robinson!’ from the old show Lost in Space—except here, the danger is Will Robinson. The cases of Daniel Savala and Will Robinson show just how badly justice has been ignored,” he added.

Two others associated with Chi Alpha ministries have been indicted for sexual acts related to children.

In September 2023, former Baylor University campus minister Chris Hundl and his mentor Daniel Savala were indicted by a McLennan County, Texas, grand jury for indecency with a child and trafficking of persons.

Savala pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in 2012 in Alaska, but later allegedly served with five Chi Alpha Ministries college chapters. He was arrested in June by the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Task Force.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website, Savala was booked into the jail there on March 5, 2024, for indecency with a child including sexual contact, sexual assault of a child, and indecency with a child through exposure.

Savala has a court date set for April 29 and bonds totaling $465,000.

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Kim Roberts

Kim Roberts is a freelance writer who holds a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University. She has home schooled her three children and is happily married to her husband of 25 years.