Source:chron.com

A northwest Houston suburban youth minister who already stands accused of sexual assault of a child is due in court this morning on a new charge of online solicitation of a minor.

Chad Foster, 33, of Cypress, allegedly showed sexually explicit images of himself on Skype, a computer video communication system, to a 14-year-old girl, according to court documents.

The girl told authorities she met Foster more than a year ago when he was a youth pastor at Second Baptist Church, records state.

According to a complaint against Foster filed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the girl said she and Foster exchanged phone numbers and began to send text messages. Their communication extended to Facebook, according to the DA’s office.

After the girl got a laptop computer in December 2010, she and Foster began to communicate via Skype, the complaint says. She told investigators Foster exposed himself to her on the video service more than a dozen times between January and May.

An investigator with the High Tech Crimes Unit of the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s office said Foster’s cell phone records show more than 15,000 text messages between Foster’s cell phone and the girl’s between Jan. 1 and Nov. 2, according to the complaint.

On Nov. 3, Foster was charged with sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl who said she met the youth pastor in the summer when he worked at Community of Faith Church in Cypress. The two immediately became friends and exchanged phone numbers, records state.

In July, she was at his home and the two began to kiss, according to court records. From there, the relationship became more physical, and they had sex six times between August and October, records state.

Foster told the 16-year-old several times it was important that she not tell anyone about their relationship because he could get in legal trouble due to the age difference, according to court documents.

She told authorities that Foster sent her numerous text messages and emails asking her to deny the sexual relationship if anyone asked about it.

On Oct. 27, the girl told one of her teachers at Cy-Woods High School as well as a pastor at Community of Faith Church about the relationship, the complaint states. It was then reported to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Advertisements