Harris County Sheriff’s deputy accused of sex assault of child

HOUSTON, – A former deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Keith Maeweather, 38, accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy for several months. The alleged attacks began in 2017, shortly after this Maeweather lost his job with the sheriff’s office.

According to court documents, the teen told his mother that Maeweather forced him into oral sex nearly every other day and he finally spoke out because he had built up anger over the assaults. He said Maeweather would buy him snacks as well as candy, he eventually offered him $1,600 to keep quiet.

When he was interviewed by authorities, Maeweather confessed to some sexual contact with the boy. He’s been charged with sexual assault of a child who was under 17 years of age.

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