Woman charged with sexually assaulting teen inside Austin church

Randricka Houston (Austin Police Department)
Randricka Houston (Austin Police Department)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – An Austin woman is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy at an East Austin church.

According to an arrest affidavit, Randricka Houston, 34, was caught having sex in May with the teenager inside the restroom at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Houston is charged with the sexual assault of a child.

The victim told investigators he met Houston at the church at 4509 Springdale Road when he was 7 or 9 years old. He said he had been touched inappropriately by Houston several times.  According to the victim, the first time it happened was towards the end of Spring Break this year.

In the court documents the victim says he met Houston in the restroom located in the church’s toddler’s room. He told investigators that is where she performed oral sex on him.

St. Peter's United Methodist Church on Springdale Road in Austin (KXAN Photo/Arezow Doost)
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church on Springdale Road in Austin (KXAN Photo/Arezow Doost)

The most recent incident was on Mother’s Day when the victim was approached by Houston while he was filming the church service. The victim said Houston “whispered in his ear to meet her in the same restroom,” continued in the affidavit. While in the restroom, several people walked in on them.

The victim said he told two members of his church what happened. When police interviewed Houston she said ever since the May incident, she’s been banned from the church. She was booked into the Travis County Jail on Sept. 13.

“As soon as the church found out about the incident on May 8,” according to the United Methodist Conference Communication Officer Will Rice. “Action was taken immediately.”

Rice says the church is helping the victim heal. In a statement, the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church said the case reminded them that their church is not immune to the evils of the world. The conference says Houston was not an employee of the church.

Read the conference’s full statement here:

Rio Texas Conference statement by Anonymous gocUwmfdJ on Scribd

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