Houston pastor accused of repeated sexual abuse of 14-year-old foster daughter

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by Jeremy Desel / KHOU 11 News & KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 5:57 PM

HOUSTON -- A Houston pastor is being held without bond accused of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old foster daughter.

Darryl Houston, 47, was charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child under 17.

Prosecutors said at least six times in April of this year Houston had sex with the 14-year-old girl in the family home.

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.

The judge set no bond for Houston.

Officials at CPS said the state does not conduct background checks on foster families.

In this case an agency called Circles of Care did that work. It told us today in a statement, "Circles of Care followed procedures and met all minimum standard guidelines."

All foster children were removed from the home when the allegations came to light back in April.

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