Preacher Arrested for Child Sex Assault

Published : Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010, 6:47 PM CDT

Adapted for Web by Tracy DeLatte, myFOXdfw.com

HILLSBORO, Texas - A North Texas preacher has been arrested on charges of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The alleged incidents took place more than 20 years ago. And the preacher, Apostle Nathaniel Calhoun, was the subject of an investigation by FOX 4’s Shaun Rabb in 1995.

Calhoun is a former Dallas street preacher and pastor of an Oak Cliff church who moved to outside Hillsboro more than two decades ago.

Fifteen years ago FOX 4 talked to a group of young women who claimed that when they were teenagers they were victimized by their spiritual father in the compound where they lived and worshiped.

“When he actually started having sex with me I was crying because it hurt,” Michelle Collier said in 1995.

She agreed to show her face on camera because she said she had nothing to hide.

After the interview Calhoun denied any wrong doing and blamed the girls.

The investigation stopped because the young women were hesitant then about talking to police. They have since put their hesitations aside.

“It was hard for us because we were still kind of under their spell,” Collier recently said. “I just felt really bad for him and then it just kicked in. You have messed up. You have destroyed so many people’s lives.”

Calhoun was arrested on multiple charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and charges of sexual assault.

“These crimes do not go away or dissipate. They follow you forever,” said Sheriff J.T. Lyon.

The Hill County Sheriff’s Department said Calhoun refused to take a polygraph test.

He will now have his day in court and Collier said she can’t wait.

“Nathaniel Calhoun needs to go to jail because he did what he did. He needs to go to jail and he needs to face the consequences for what he did. We were children and it’s not going away,” she said.
 

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  • kd5icr 1 day ago
    Blame the girls did he? Wow didnt see that coming.
  • imagine29 3 days ago
    i think people who dnt know him should mind their on business. my mother has went to that church since i was 14 yrs old and i have been alone with him many times he would never do anything to harm a child i love pastor calhoun he is a good man. so those of u that dont know him should shut up he will always be my pastor the only man i know who is sent from god.
  • I rest my case. More please! Let your heart be transparent.
  • familyofvictim 4 days ago
    Expunge Demons From the Pulpit

    So called Apostle Calhoun was given access to the girls by their mothers. He was able to have private sessions with them at night without supervision. These sessions included pornography and sexual activities, initiated by the Apostle with girls ranging from 13 to 18 years old.

    He was accused on multiple occasions by girls inside and outside (those who had left) the compound (set of trailer homes on private land near I35 in Carl's Corner, Texas). Only one instance received serious investigation, and this was conducted by a journalist. Finally, the authorities appear to be on this and will hopefully achieve just results.

    There were also live, polemical discussions on the local Dallas radio stations back in 1995, when Ms Collier initially came forward with accusations of sexual molestation and improper behavior with minors in this cult. The old videos show his shallow defense and even weaker articulation of his proclaimed innocence of these charges and his "Godly" calling in life.

    Papal review of deceitful priests will never uncover a small cult of African-American maidens being exploited by their own deviant religious zealot. He holds no association with established church organizations; only his own House of Prayer, shown in the 1995 video as the House of Pain. How do we expunge demons from the pulpit?
  • WordDallas 4 days ago
    This is what happens when porn is legal...blame it on yourselves!
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