According to officials, the minister was suffering from more possible criminal charges during a phone call from prison with his wife.
“I’m a dead man,” Brian Pounds told her, according to court documents.
Pound, a pastor of the First of Assembly of God in Vernon, Texas, was already in July. Sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl who says authorities have supplied stimulants.. Talking to his wife from Wichita County Prison in Wichita Falls, Pound talked about another girl in her name and “guessed it would be bad if the extra charges were related to (her)” Texas. Ranger is an affidavit written for possible causes.
“I know,” his wife replied, says the affidavit.
Pound told his wife that his involvement with the girl was long ago, the affidavit says.
Investigators at Vernon’s 46th District Attorney’s Office met a 23-year-old woman after authorities learned of a second potential victim. She “began distraught, crying, and shivering” when the investigators shared an affidavit allegation against Pound. Is called.
The woman told investigators that she had sexually assaulted Pounds when she was 15 years old. She said the children were groped by him during the game “Murder in the Dark,” which was hidden in the church with the lights turned off, the affidavit says.
In the first sexual assault, the woman said Pound called her to church for the activities of a youth group, where she was an only child. Pound told her to wait in the office until someone else arrived, then locked the door and forced her to engage in sexual activity, the affidavit says.
“These incidents occurred in both the church and Vernon’s Pond residence and lasted for more than two years,” says the affidavit.
At one point, Pound had a revolver in his head in his office and threatened to kill her and himself if she told someone, the affidavit says.
Police say they went to his house in Vernon for reports that he was threatening suicide after Pound learned of the investigation in July. Upon arriving there, police removed a .38 caliber revolver from the house. According to officials, a .38 caliber bullet was found at his desk during a search for the church.
According to the affidavit, Pound’s wife initially denied the knowledge that her husband was involved in “out-of-marriage relationships, improper relationships, or the use of methamphetamine.” After facing a prison phone recording, she “confirmed that she was dishonest” about her husband’s “relationship with other women and his use of methamphetamine,” the affidavit said.
The wife knew that her husband was exchanging inappropriate texts with a girl who is now an adult, but denied knowledge that they were engaged in sexual activity, the affidavit said.
God’s first rally did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday afternoon. Pound is no longer listed as a minister on the church website.
In the second case, Pound was arrested on three additional charges of child sexual assault.
“Mr. Pounds has been a pastor of the Vernon community for over a decade,” said Starry Heatley, the 46th District Attorney of Justice, in a statement. “We are asking anyone who has information related to this case, including additional potential victims, to contact the Vernon Police Station (940-553-3111) or 46. ..NS District Attorney’s Office (940-553-3346). “
Vernon is a town of about 10,300 people, 165 miles northwest of Fort Worth.
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