HIV-positive woman accused of sexually assaulting a child

Debra Flowers Haggerty, 55, is accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child

September 19, 2011 3:38:58 PM PDT
A Houston woman is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy and at the same time, according to prosecutors, putting that young boy's life in danger.

That boy says he is still scared. He still can't fathom that someone he knew would allegedly put his life at risk like this.

We're not revealing the 12-year-old boy's identity.

"She had unzipped my pants," he recalled.

The boy says he was sexually assaulted on Saturday inside the southeast Houston home of someone he's known for years.

"I was telling her to move, move," he said. "I feel like she shouldn't do that to no child. I feel like she shouldn't do that to me or others."

Debra Flowers Haggerty, 55, was arrested and is now charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Court documents and multiple sources tell us Haggerty is HIV positive. The charge accuses her of using a "deadly weapon," her saliva, against the boy during that alleged sex act.

"I feel assaulted and depressed," he said.

He says he's since been checked out by doctors and was given a clean bill of health. But he's still scared that he could have contracted the deadly illness.

At the home where the attack is alleged to have occurred, Haggerty's sister Tiffany Roberson says she has seen nothing to prove the allegations might be true. But she admits she hasn't talked to Haggerty.

"I don't know what happened because I wasn't here," Roberson said.

Haggerty is in jail, still in custody. Her bond is set at $30,000.

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