Pastor reacts to Van Alstyne church youth director's arrest

Published: Aug. 24, 2018 at 11:16 PM CDT
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Texas DPS confirms Timothy Urban was arrested today on charges of sexual assault bigamy and another child sex crime.

According to First United Methodist Van Alstyne's pastor Scott Holcomb-McLain, Urban was a part time youth director.

Holcomb-McLain says they were shocked to learn of Urban's arrest, and immediately suspended him.

"We take very seriously the care of our kids. We have done everything we could to keep them safe," Holcomb-McLain said.

He says employees receive criminal background checks and ministry safe training.

Van Alstyne police and the Texas Rangers are investigating.