Brian Pounds, a 45- year-old Texas minister has actually been detained for supposedly providing meth to a 15- year-old lady prior to consistently raping her.
Pounds was a minister initially Assembly of God in Vernon, a Christian church situated in Vernon, a town in main North Texas. The church’s site no longer notes him as a leader.
The lady’s household had actually at first brought her to Pounds for therapy. He ultimately got her a task cleansing senior individuals’s houses. He would likewise meet her independently for “therapy sessions” at the church, KFDX reported. The sessions included drugs and rape, the woman later on declared.
On July 1, the woman’s mom didn’t understand where her child was. Pounds had actually gotten a motel space with the woman under his own name, a cops affidavit stated. The mom later on situated her child at a close-by Walmart and brought her to the regional cops department.
There, the child stated that she had actually been smoking meth and making love with Pounds previously in the day. Throughout the sex, Pounds positioned both hands on the lady’s neck and choked her, an arrest affidavit submitted by a Vernon law enforcement officer stated.
The lady likewise stated that Pounds had actually consistently made love with her over the previous month. The very first 2 circumstances of rape and meth cigarette smoking had actually accompanied him at the church, she stated.
Due to her negative response to the methamphetamines, the lady was required to United Regional Healthcare in Wichita Falls, a city medical facility about 55 miles southeast of Vernon. There, physicians discovered proof of meth in the lady’s system. Cops likewise discovered proof of meth in the motel space, the affidavit stated.
Pounds rejected making love with the lady.
Cops detained him last Friday. He has actually given that been scheduled into the Wichita County prison. He has actually been charged with sexual attack of a kid and shipment of an illegal drug to a small. He stays in custody on a $300,000 bond.
Texas Rangers are helping Vernon cops with the examination.
Kid rape is regretfully a typical issue in the U.S., according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Every 9 minutes in the United States, firms with Kid Protective Solutions corroborate or discover strong proof a sign of kid sexual assault, according to information from the U.S. Department of Health and Person Solutions’ 2016 Kid Maltreatment Study.
One in 9 ladies and one in 53 kids under the age of 18 experiences sexual assault or attack at the hands of an adult, according to a 2014 research study in the Journal of Teenager Health. Approximately 93 percent of the criminals are understood to the victim, generally as an associate or relative, according to a 2000 U.S. Department of Justice report entitled, “Sexual Attack of Young Kid as Reported to Police.”
Newsweek gotten in touch with First Assembly of God in Vernon for remark.