May 20, 2005

Pastor Accused of Having Sex with Teen


Posted By: Walker Robinson
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A church pastor was on trial Thursday, accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl he was counseling. The woman claims it happened 12 years ago.

The woman took the stand Thursday, and testified she had sex with Duane Hammons several times when she was 15-years-old. Hammons was 32 at the time, she claimed.

They met at the Alpha Joy Temple on the west side in 1993, the woman said. She testified Hammons convinced her to skip school and sleep with him at different motels.

Hammonsí defense attorneys said the alleged victim has given different versions of what happened, especially on the dates she claims they had sex.

Posted by kshaw at May 20, 2005 06:44 AM