Cypress Youth Pastor Sentenced to 5 Years for Sexual Assault of a Child
Your Houston News
April 2, 2013
|Chad Foster, 32, was sentenced to five years for sexual assault of a child.
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.
Another victim testified that she also had an inappropriate relationship with Foster while he was serving as a youth pastor for Second Baptist Church in Cypress.
According to court documents, a 14-year-old girl said she exchanged numbers with Foster and the two began texting and talking on Facebook.
In January, after the girl received a new laptop for Christmas, Foster began showing her live sexual images of himself via Skype and instructing her to delete all logs, according to court documents.
Deputies also found more than 15,000 text messages between the two on the girl's phone from Jan. 1 to Nov. 2. The girl told investigators she watched the man masturbate on Skype 12 to 15 times.
Prior to his sentencing, Foster was banned from the Internet and ordered to make no contact with anyone under 17.