KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — 34-year-old Steven Winn of Crandall, Texas, a former assistant youth pastor at a Mesquite church, has been called to Kaufman County on a bench warrant to stand trial in a child sex assault case — months after a plea deal in Dallas County landed him a four year prison term.
Winn is accused of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage girl who was a student at the Open Door Baptist Church's Christian School in Mesquite, Texas. The relationship allegedly occurred for more than a year starting when the girl was 15 years old.
Earlier this year, in May, Winn pled guilty in Dallas County to three counts of sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to four years on each count, to be served concurrently, or simultaneously.He was also ordered to register as a sex offender.
A month before his sentencing in Dallas County, Winn was indicted by a Kaufman County grand jury for sexual assault of a child — having been previously charged with three counts of the same.
Winn is scheduled for a plea negotiation conference later this month.
The Mesquite Police Department began investigating the case in February 18, 2018, after receiving a report of a possible sexual assault. Winn was arrested on February 22, 2018, on the Dallas County charges and, on February 26, 2018, was charged in the Kaufman County case.
Just prior to his arrest, Winn was terminated from the City of Mesquite on Feb. 20, 2018, after working as a construction inspector in the Public Works Department for approximately 14 years.
In a separate case, Winn's father, Larry, who drove a bus for the church, was charged with sexual assault. That case is still pending in Dallas County, according to county records obtained by inForney.com.