Man sentenced to prison for sex with student

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Man sentenced over abuse

A former dorm supervisor at the Texas School for the Deaf pleaded guilty Monday to having an improper relationship with a student and was sentenced to six years in prison, said Travis County Assistant District Attorney Allison Wetzel.

Shane Flournoy, 33, told his minister last year that he had sexually abused a minor and wanted to turn himself in, launching a police investigation, according to a police affidavit.

Flournoy, who began working at the school in May 2007, had gone on shopping trips with a 15-year-old male student and allowed the teen to watch pornography on his computer, Flournoy and the student told police, according to the affidavit.

After his arrest, Flournoy was fired by the Texas School for the Deaf.

See also:

Former TSD employee also abused boys in Houston, FOX 7 News, 5/13/2008 (stating that Shane Flournoy was youth minister at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.)

Police: Interpreter charged with improper acts had lengthy past, News Radio 590 KLBJ, 5/13/2008 (Police say Shane Flournoy met some of his victims at First Baptist Church in Houston.)

TSD employee pleads guilty, FOX 7 News, 2/23/2009 (video)

SNAP note: Solid Rock Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, is shown as a church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.