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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Thursday September 26th, 2019 :: 01:49 p.m. CDT


Sheriff’s Office Investigators Charge Pastor, 65, with Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old Girl

Sept. 26, 2019 – Investigators in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Unit have arrested a longtime pastor on charges that he sexually abused a 13-year-old girl.

Paul Cain, 65, is charged with sexual abuse of a child and sexual assault of a child, and was booked into jail on Sept. 25 in lieu of $200,000 bond. Cain served nearly two decades as pastor of New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4609 Hirsch Road in the Kashmere Gardens community.

The investigation into Cain’s actions began in June after the female victim made an outcry of abuse. Investigators, working with the Sheriff’s High Tech Crimes Unit, found evidence that Cain used his phone to send multiple sexually explicit messages to the victim. Investigators also uncovered evidence that Cain sexually assaulted the girl multiple times in 2018 when she was 13.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case or any other instances of child abuse to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Unit at 713-830-3250.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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