Cypress youth pastor sentenced to 5 years for sexual assault of a child

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Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Staff Report

A Cypress youth pastor has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault of a child and online solicitation of a minor.

The 16-year-old girl met Chad Foster, 34, in the summer of 2011 while he was serving as a youth pastor at the Community of Faith Church on Becker Road in Cypress. Court documents show that the two communicated frequently through texts, but the relationship turned sexual in July when the girl visited Foster at his home. From July to mid-October, the two had sex at least half a dozen times, records state.

Foster reportedly told the girl several times not to tell anyone about their relationship because he would get in trouble for their age difference, according to court documents.

When the girl started to feel bad about the relationship, she told her Spanish teacher at Cy-Woods High School and an associate pastor at the Community of Faith Church about the relationship on Oct. 27, who then reported the relationship to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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