Closings and delays

Texas sex offender accused of sexually assaulting toddler and teen, infecting them with HIV

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David Richard Wilson (Credit: Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON — A registered sex offender in Texas who was charged Friday in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager has also been accused of raping a toddler and giving both of the girls HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to authorities and multiple media reports.

David Richard Wilson, 33, was arrested at his home on Wednesday in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl last month, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department.

The 14-year-old girl was allegedly picked up by Wilson in a truck on Sept. 12, taken to another location and sexually assaulted inside the vehicle, police said.

The victim told police she had been sexually assaulted by Wilson several other times in the area.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the girl told a caseworker at the local Children’s Assessment Center that she had sex with Wilson and was pregnant. She also tested positive for HIV and herpes, law enforcement officials told the newspaper.

Wilson was taken into custody without incident. He allegedly told police he had sexually assaulted the victim a number of times over the past couple of years, according to the release. He also told them he had “intimate relations” with other unidentified females.

The suspect has also been accused of sexually assaulting his niece when she was under the age of 2.

In November, the toddler was diagnosed with multiple sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, herpes and Chlamydia, KTRK reported. The doctor said she had to have been sexually abused because of the sexually transmitted diseases that were detected.

Four people who lived in the child’s home were tested for HIV. According to the affidavit, Wilson was the only person who tested positive for HIV. It’s unclear why Wilson was not arrested in November, according to KTRK.

Authorities said doctors performed genital reconstruction surgery on the toddler as a result of the infections.

Wilson has been charged with “super aggravated sexual assault” of a child, according to police.

Harris County inmate records showed he was being held on two charges–sexually assaulting a person between the ages of 14 and 17, and super aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 6.

Wilson is a registered sex offender, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender Registry. He was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2004, the registry showed.

Houston investigators have urged other possible victims to come forward with information that could lead to more charges.