Fitness instructor accused of sexually assaulting juvenile girl

By Phil Archer - Reporter

HOUSTON - Houston juvenile officers are searching for a 41-year-old fitness instructor accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Forrest Wayne is charged with aggravated assault of a child under 14.

According to police, Wayne befriended the girl back in July at the Westside Tennis and Fitness Center at 1200 Wilcrest, where he worked at the time. According to police, Wayne used text messages and phone calls to start a relationship with the girl.

Court documents say Wayne took the girl to the Memorial Inn & Suites Hotel at 9535 Katy Freeway on July 18 to have sex, and returned there several times with her over the next four months until their last encounter there on October 10.

The fitness center tells Local 2 that Wayne is no longer employed there.

A warrant was issued for Wayne last week, but so far police have been unable to locate him. They released his photograph today and asked for the public's help.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Juvenile Division at 713-731-5356 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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