Assistant pastor at Sienna Plantation church accused of sex with underage girl

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – A youth minister at a church in Fort Bend County is accused of having sex with an underage girl several times.

Daniel Carrel, 27, has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said Carrel sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl who was a member of his church, Sienna Ranch Baptist Church, which is located on the 9000 black of Sienna Ranch Road in the Sienna Plantation subdivision.

"The girl is from the Sienna Plantation area," Nehls said.

Nehls told KPRC2 his office was given the case Wednesday. Deputies arrested Carrel Friday evening.

Deputies said Carrel admitted to having sex with the girl at least six times at her house, his church office and in his car in the woods near the church at 9119 Sienna Ranch Road.

Investigators said Carrel is no longer affiliated with Sienna Ranch Baptist Church. His biography had been removed from the church's website as of Friday night.

"He was in charge of 30 - 40 children. Age group would go from middle school to high school students," said Detective Corey Hansen.

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