Former youth pastor accused of lesbian affair with underage girl

Mellony Lewis, 28, is charged with one count of sexual assault of a child

February 14, 2014 1:20:26 PM PST
Baytown police are investigating an alleged case of sexual assault of a child involving a woman who was a youth pastor at the time.

Last month, a 19-year-old woman came forward with information about an intimate relationship she claims to have had with Mellony Lewis, 28. The victim told the Houston Police Department the relationship took place when she was 15 years old and Lewis was approximately 25 years old.

At the time of the alleged relationship, Lewis was working as a youth pastor at the United Methodist Church in the 600 block of Pecore, where she met the victim. The victim told police Lewis would often give her rides to church and to youth meetings.

The victim claims a sexual relationship developed, with encounters at Lewis' Baytown home, and lasting for a couple of months in late 2010.

In December 2010, police reportedly caught the pair in sexual act in Chambers County. At the time, the victim denied having a relationship with Lewis. Since the allegations were brought forth to the church, Lewis was fired as the youth minister.

The victim told police she continued to stay in touch with Lewis, but after she turned 18 she realized she had been taken advantage of and broke off the relationship.

The victim later found out Lewis was working at the Houston Children's Museum. Out of concern that Lewis could take advantage of another child, the victim reported the incident to police.

Baytown detectives conducted an interview with Lewis and say she gave a full confession. Lewis was charged with one count of sexual assault of a child through the Harris County District Attorney's Office. The district attorney's office is looking into the case further and officials say more charges are likely.

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