Missouri City pastor had sex with 14-year-old girl inside church, deputies say

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MISSOURI CITY, Texas — The assistant pastor of a Missouri City church has been arrested after having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old member, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said.

Daniel Carrel, 27, is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor.

Carrel had sex up to eight times with the teen, who was a member of the Sienna Ranch Baptist Church, deputies said.

Officers said they had sexual relations at each other’s houses, inside his office at the church and in the woods near the church while inside his car.

The sheriff’s office said the pastor was interviewed twice, and his vehicle has been confiscated for evidence.

Carrel was arrested Friday night at his home.