Chris Cornish

Chris Cornish

BELTON — Chris Cornish, the city prosecutor in Belton, is leaving his position to become Bell County’s newest Child Protective Services judge, according to local officials.

Cornish, who was appointed to the Belton prosecutor job in 2017, will replace Judge Charles Van Orden on the Centex Child Protection Court — one of 15 specialty courts in the state created to handle cases involving the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

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