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Reporter: Seema Mathur
Police are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in an East Austin church.
The alleged assault took place at The Rock of Austin on East Martin Luther King Boulevard.
According to the police affidavit, Gene Young, 27, worked at the church, and knew the girl since she was 12.
Young is accused of starting a sexual relationship with her when she was 15, a relationship that went on for more than a year, ending last October.
The victim told police she had sex with young about 100 times in the recording studio of the church.
The victim, now 16 years old, recently told her pastor about the relationship.
“The pastor was shocked and disappointed because he had known this young man for a long time. His family was a member of the church, the suspect was a member of the church and he was definitely shocked and in disbelief that this would happen at his church,” Detective Gizette Gaslin with the APD Child Abuse Unit said.
Young was fired from the church. Police are looking for him and ask that he turn himself in.
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