Houston church group leader arrested for sexually assaulting 9-year-old


August 7, 2020

Houston Police have arrested a local church group leader for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy, and they believe there may be more victims.

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the sexual assault of a child in incidents dating back to January 1, 2019, according to police.

The suspect, 60-year-old Jose Abel Mena, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child in the 183rd State District Court.

Mena is accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy, as recently as April 2020. The victim, who is a known acquaintance to Mena, was assaulted on several occasions at Mena’s residence in the 9600 block of Fulton Street, according to police.

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