HOUSTON – A 44-year-old Pearland man is facing charges after investigators say he took a nude photo of a teenager in the sound room of a local church.
Medger Chauncey Duckens is charged with promotion of child pornography.
According to court documents, the victim told investigators she’d been involved in a relationship with Duckens since she was 16.
She said their relationship consisted of sending sexually explicit photographs and text messages.
Police began investigating Duckens in May of 2011, after the victim came forward.
They said they found numerous text messages on her phone from Duckens.
On September 6, 2011, police searched Duckens’ home in Pearland and seized his iPhone and several other devices.
A forensic analysis of those devices yielded dozens of child-porn images and sexually explicit texts, investigators said.
One of the images appeared to have been taken in the sound room of the Heavenly Star Baptist Church.
The victim told investigators that Duckens took the photo of her during one of the church services. She was 17 at that time.
Police executed a search warrant at the church and located a room that matched the one in the photograph, according to court documents.
Charges of online solicitation of a minor were filed in 2011.
The promotion of child pornography charges were filed on August 9, 2012.