Evil comes in all shapes and sizes, and this evil even used to serve in the Army.

According to a report from our news partners at KWTX, Samuel Neal Kennedy, 46, has been arrested and charged with two second degree felony counts of indecency with a child by contact.

It turns out the Belton resident is no stranger to the law.

Kennedy previously served in the Army, and during his enlistment he was investigated six times for sexual abuse.

At this time, no details have been released about the conclusion of those investigations.

Honestly, I'm shocked and appalled. How could the Army not warn the public of this man's past? Investigating the same person several times for the same crime is obviously a red flag.

Kennedy was arrested on Thursday at his home in Belton, and was booked into the Bell County Jail at approximately 2:05 PM. Jail records showed he remained in custody Friday afternoon with bonds totaling $175,000.

Bell County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Reinhard stated that Kennedy retired from the Army on Dec. 1, 2016.

Due to Kennedy’s past history of reported sexual abuse, Reinhard said, the Special Crimes Unit is requesting anyone with additional information to please contact their office at (254) 933-6769.

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