Houston Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Molesting, Impregnating 11-Year-Old Girl

Houston Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Molesting, Impregnating 11-Year-Old Girl

A Houston man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old on several occasions, including New Year’s Eve 2022, which resulted in her getting pregnant and having a child, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

“The victim and her family want to raise awareness that this abuse can happen to anyone and that parents need to stay ever vigilant about who they bring around their kids,” Ogg said. “This could happen to anybody’s family.”

Deon Williams, 28, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 and was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday. As part of the plea agreement, Williams cannot appeal the conviction or the sentence. He must serve at least half of the prison sentence before he will be eligible for parole.

The agreement ensured that the girl did not have to testify in open court about what happened to her.

Williams knew the young girl’s mother and spent the night at the family’s home several times. While the rest of the family slept, Williams raped the young girl and told her that he would hurt her and her family if she told anyone.

When the girl got morning sickness and started showing signs of pregnancy, a family member gave her a pregnancy test and then alerted authorities.

Houston Police officers investigated and arrested Williams. The young girl had the baby and it was adopted.

Assistant District Attorney Abraham Chopin, who is assigned to the DA’s Crimes Against Children Division, prosecuted Williams and said justice was rendered in this case, especially since the victim did not have to testify.

“This was truly a just result, not only for the victim and their family but for Harris County,” Chopin said. “We never want to re-traumatize the victim with the trial process, but it’s important that criminals know that regardless of when the outcry occurs, survivors of sexual abuse have a voice here in Harris County.”