School pastor faces indecency charge

July 10, 2009 5:49:02 AM PDT
The Crosby pastor and principal of a school accused of molesting two 14-year-old students will be in court today.Investigators say Darrell Dunn was the principal, teacher and pastor at Living Praise Academy, and while serving in those capacities, they say he molested at least two of his students.

"The arrest warrants were for indecency with a child by contact, specifically he sexually molested two different students of his at his school," said Eric Devlin, Harris County Asst. District Attorney.

Law enforcement began looking into Dunn after one of the alleged victims cried out for help. On Thursday, investigators searched his Crosby home.

"All I saw was the officer pull up. He went inside and knocked on the door and they were talking," said neighbor Junior Miranda.

Much to the surprise of neighbors, they arrested Dunn, and charged him with two felonies.

"That's crazy. I'd never expect that from him," said neighbor Anthony Guzzo.

Prosecutors say both of the boys attended school at the Living Praise Academy Dunn runs. They also accuse Dunn of sending sexually explicit photos of himself to one of the victims via text message and the internet.

They say their major concern right now is that there may be more students who have been victimized.

"In reporting it to us, they were concerned about other acts, and actions would lead us to believe there were other victims out there," said Devlin.

With possibly more incidents, prosecutors are urging any victims to come forward.

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