HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested a 34-year-old Hudson man last week for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl twice at his residence on Ted Trout Drive over the course of a two-day period in May.
Ahmad Rachon Shepherd is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child. His bail has been set at $71,000.
According to the arrest affidavit East Texas News obtained Wednesday, a Hudson Police officer was dispatched out to Lufkin's Memorial Hospital in reference to a sexual assault of a child. When he got there, the 16-year-old girl's mother told the HPD officer that Shepherd had sex with her daughter on two separate occasions in May and had threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone.
The girl told the officer that she had been at Shepherd's house in the 3000 block on May 7 or May 8 when the first alleged sexual assault occurred. According to the affidavit, the girl said Shepherd started asking her to have sex with him. She initially said no, but Shepherd allegedly continued to ask and beg until "she became aggravated and finally told him yes."
According to the affidavit, the second sexual encounter occurred between 11 p.m. and midnight on May 17. The girl told the HPD officer that Shepherd again started asking and begging her to have sex with him until she gave in, and they allegedly had sex in his bedroom.
The girl also told the officer that she was afraid that Shepherd would hurt her or her family.
Later in the evening of May 18, the HPD officer transported the girl and her mother to Harold's House, where a forensic interviewer interviewed the girl. According to the affidavit, the victim gave a version of events that was basically the same as the one she gave the Hudson Police officer.
According to Texas criminal law, a child under the age of 17 cannot legally give consent to have sex.