Houston Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Molesting 11-Year-Old, Resulting in Pregnancy

Houston Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Molesting 11-Year-Old, Resulting in Pregnancy
Deon Williams

A Houston man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl on multiple occasions, resulting in her pregnancy, announced Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

Deon Williams, 28, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday, and as part of the plea agreement, Williams waived his right to appeal.

The victim’s family expressed their desire to raise awareness about child abuse. “The victim and her family want to raise awareness that this abuse can happen to anyone and that parents need to stay ever vigilant about who they bring around their kids,” said Ogg. “This could happen to anybody’s family.”

Williams knew the young girl’s mother and had stayed at their home several times. He assaulted the girl while the family slept, threatening her with harm if she told anyone.

Following signs of pregnancy and morning sickness, a family member administered a pregnancy test to the girl and alerted authorities. Houston Police officers investigated the case, leading to Williams’ arrest.

Assistant District Attorney Abraham Chopin, who prosecuted the case, emphasized the importance of justice without re-traumatizing the victim. “This was truly a just result, not only for the victim and their family but for Harris County,” said Chopin. “We never want to re-traumatize the victim with the trial process, but it’s important that criminals know that regardless of when the outcry occurs, survivors of sexual abuse have a voice here in Harris County.”

The victim gave birth to the child, who was subsequently adopted. Williams must serve at least half of his sentence before being eligible for parole.