HOUSTON – A Houston pastor is accused of repeatedly sexually abusing his teen foster daughter at the family’s home, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Darryl Earl Houston, 47, was charged with sexual assault of a child.
The 14-year-old victim said the first time she had sex with Houston was at his home on April 7. She said while she was doing her chores, Houston called her into the TV room and began kissing her neck. The two of them began to “make out” and then had sex, according to court documents.
The two allegedly had sexual contact at least six times, even when others were in the home, up until April 24. Two days later, she told her therapist at the Children’s Assessment Center. The teen said she enjoyed being with Houston and that he allegedly told her the two of them would be together in the future.
But when investigators questioned Houston, he denied the allegations and accused the teen of being “promiscuous.” However, a polygraph exam showed that Houston was being deceptive when asked about having sexual contact with the teen, investigators said.
A medical examination the teen was given at Texas Children’s Hospital revealed she had bruising consistent with sexual activity.
Houston’s other foster children were immediately removed from the home.
Houston’s bail was set at $30,000. It was not known which church he was connected to.