Babysitter accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old boy in custody, records show

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A Houston woman, Charlene Gayle Kornegay, is in custody for allegedly sexually abusing a boy while babysitting with her son in the room.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston woman accused of sexually assaulting a young boy she babysat before threatening him to keep quiet is now behind bars.

Records show 41-year-old Charlene Kornegay was booked into the Harris County Jail on Thursday.

Court documents state the assault on the then-13-year-old boy happened in July 2021.

Kornegay has a combined $200,000 bond for aggravated assault and possession of methamphetamine charges, according to records.

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In interviews the boy had with authorities in March 2022, "when (the victim) got out of the shower, (Kornegay) told him to put on a dress, heels, and a bra" before allegedly removing his clothes and sexually assaulting him in her son's room while he was asleep.

The 13-year-old told authorities during a forensic interview that he asked Kornegay to stop, and she told him to "shut up and take it like a man." The second time he told her to stop, he said she did, according to records.

Kornegay reportedly held a knife to the victim's genitals and threatened to cut them off if he told anyone what happened.

The child's father told authorities he knew the woman had a son, and she told the man she wanted the 13-year-old to "stay over and play video games."

At the time of the alleged assault, Kornegay was serving a deferred sentence for the meth possession charge. She has also faced punishment for theft charges and insurance fraud.