Man accused of taking sexual photo of teen girl at SW Houston church

Medger Chauncey Duckens, 44, is charged with promotion of child pornography.

August 13, 2012 12:38:46 PM PDT
A man is accused of taking a sexual photograph of a teenage girl at a southwest Houston church.

Court documents state on May 3, 2011, Houston police investigated allegations of online solicitation of a minor against Medger Chauncey Duckens. In September 2011, HPD officers say they executed a search warrant at Duckens' residence and discovered pornographic images of a 17-year-old female as well as text messages of a sexual nature to the same teen on Duckens' phone.

The next month, investigators say they recovered images on Duckens' computer hardware that corresponded to sexual text messages sent by the defendant to the 17-year-old girl.

According to court documents, the teen told police that she had been involved in a relationship with Duckens since she was 16 and that the relationship consisted of sexually graphic text messages, images and discussions. She says one of the images found on Duckens' computer hardware was taken in the sound room during a church service at the Heavenly Star Baptist Church on Allum Road.

According to court documents, Duckens works as a sound technician at the church and is the pastor's nephew.

Police say their investigation revealed one of the walls in the church's sound room appeared to be the same wall that was in the background of the image of the teen.

Duckens, 44, is charged with promotion of child pornography. He was released on $20,000 bond.

Duckens was already facing an online solicitation of a minor charge from September 2011.

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