HOUSTON – The Houston area pastor accused of raping and impregnating one of his underage family members is now in custody and appeared in court on Monday.
KPRC 2 first reported about Robert L. Carter last week when an arrest warrant was issued for the 39-year-old. He has since been charged with sexual assault of a child between the ages of 14 and 17 and continuous sexual abuse of a child.
His bond was set at $100,000.
According to the arrest warrant obtained by KPRC 2 reporter Deven Clarke, Carter started assaulting the child when she was 7 years old in 2008. Court documents showed the assault continued through the child’s late teens, happening more than 600 times.
It stated that Carter would go into the child’s room and make her perform sex acts on him on a nightly basis.
The warrant added that the abuse got worse over the years and that it would happen in multiple locations, including their home when everyone was asleep, Carter’s grandmother’s home, and behind an H-E-B in the parking lot before dropping the victim off at school. The document also says Carter would bring the victim to the Greater Bible Way Church in Sunnyside, where he had an office and rape her.
When the girl turned 16, the warrant said she had Carter’s baby. He allegedly dropped their baby off at a fire station.
The victim, who is now in her 20s, is reportedly working to get the child back into her custody.
Carter is listed on the Black Preachers Network as a bishop and senior pastor.