Man charged with sexually abusing 7-year-old girl was CPS worker, minister

Man charged with sexually abusing 7-year-old girl was CPS worker, minister

Alexander Adams Jackson

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by KHOU.com staff & Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 7 at 1:57 PM

HOUSTON – A Houston man accused of sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend’s young daughter over a four-year period once worked for CPS and as a minister.

Alexander Adams Jackson, 50, is charged with indecency with a child.

KHOU 11 News has learned that Jackson worked for CPS from 2008 to 2011 as a foster parent recruiter. He went to church congregations to recruit and train couples to become foster parents.

CPS said Jackson did not have contact with children during his time as a foster parent recruiter. But they are now looking further into his employment history.

We’ve also learned that Jackson once served as a minister at a small church in Galveston. The church rented a small chapel at the time, but is apparently no longer active.

According to court documents, the girl told police Jackson started abusing her in January 2006 when she was seven.

Officials say Jackson would "reward" the girl for doing her chores by taking her to his apartment. He would have her put on her mother’s stripper costumes and perform lap dances for him.

According to court documents, Jackson would touch the girl under her clothing. He would also give her a white pill and have her lie in his bed.

She told police she would fall asleep and wake up the next morning in pain. The victim told police her "vagina would burn and her body would hurt all over."

The victim told police Jackson would tell her to get in the shower and wash off. The girl said Jackson would tell her not to show anyone her breasts because they were sometimes bruised.

Officials say there were more than 20 incidents of this abuse, which occurred from January 2006 to February 2010. The girl did not tell anyone about the sexual abuse because Jackson said he would kill her and her five siblings. The girl says she was the only one of her siblings being abused.

The now 13-year-old girl was placed in foster care in 2011.

She reported the sexual abuse to adults in April 2012. The victim said she was having nightmares leading up to reporting the abuse. 

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