Texas pastor charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old church member literally blamed the victim, telling prosecutors that the girl “initiates most of that stuff.”
65-year-old Pastor Paul Cain admitted to sending and receiving explicit texts from the child but insisted she was the one who started it (as though that would make everything okay).
The girl reported Cain, who served as pastor of New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, to local authorities this past June.
She said her pastor had been having sex with her for many months, between August and December 2018, a prosecutor said during a Thursday probable cause hearing.
Authorities recovered screenshots of sexually explicit Instagram conversations between the girl and her pastor, including nude photos from the man, prosecutors said. Cain took the 13-year-old to his home to spend the night in August, and had sex with her in the morning, according to court records.
Prosecutors say the abuse continued in October 2018, when Cain picked the girl up in a truck and allegedly had sex with her in a camper in a Kroger parking lot.
In December, when the girl was 14, Cain forced her to perform oral sex on him in the truck near Willowbrook Mall, court records show.