Former TSD Employee Also Abused Boys in Houston
Former Dorm Worker Accused of Paying 15-year-old to Expose Himself
FOX 7 News - Austin
Austin Police revealed Tuesday that 32-year-old Shane Flournoy, who is accused of paying a TSD student to expose himself, had inappropriate sexual contact with at least five boys in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Police say the boys were between the ages of 13 and 16-years-old and the abuse took place in the Houston and Harris County area.
Investigators say he admitted to the abuse during questioning. Flournoy moved to Austin in May of 2007 and was hired at the Texas School for the Deaf as a dorm worker. He was also a youth minister at the Solid Rock Baptist Church.
According to court documents, he paid one of his 15-year-old students $200 to expose himself and then inappropriately touched the boy. Police also say he let the boy surf for porn on his computer at home.
Austin Police also revealed that Flournoy had been a youth pastor helping the deaf community when he was living in Houston. They say he groomed teenagers and their parents by taking them on field trips and buying them gifts. This was all in order to earn their trust before making sexual contact with the boys.
Investigators also say that they fear there could be more victims.
SNAP Note: Solid Rock Baptist Church in Austin is listed as an SBC-affiliated church.
Police: Interpreter Charged with Improper Acts had Lengthy Past, News Radio 590 KLBJ - Austin, 5/13/2008 (stating that Flournoy also met victims at Houston's First Baptist Church)
Man sentenced to prison for sex with student, Austin American-Statesman, 5/24/2009