Ex-local middle school counselor charged with child indecency

Eric Ryan Thornal, 35, of Temple, was in the Bell County Jail Tuesday charged with indecency with a child/sexual contact. (Jail photo)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Eric Ryan Thornal, 35, of Temple, was in the Bell County Jail Tuesday charged with indecency with a child/sexual contact in alleged incidents that occurred between 2009 and 2011 involving a girl who was around 13 during that period, Temple police spokesman Chris Christoff said.

Thornal was booked into the jail just before 4 p.m. Monday after his arrest on a warrant issued on May 8.

His bond is set at $80,000.

Authorities did not say whether the girl was a student at the school.

Further details weren’t immediately available.