Matthew James Overstreet, a former youth minister, was accused of sexually
assaulting a Plano teenager. According to the alleged victim, the sexual
activity began when she was thirteen-years-old and Overstreet began to
send her sexual text messages. As the years went on, Overstreet continued
to send her messages. Overstreet was working as a youth minister at St.
Andrew United Methodist Church and left there about three-and-a-half-years ago.
In December 2009, Overstreet went to the girl's house and sexually
assaulted her. At the time of the
assault, he was 25-years-old and she was 15-years-old. Before he was arrested,
Overstreet was fired from Spring Valley United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas.
Recently, Overstreet pleaded guilty to
sexual assault of a child. He was sentenced to
deferred adjudication for seven years and sentenced to a $7,500 fine. Even if the alleged victim
consented to the act, it is still a criminal offense for a person to engage
in any form of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 17 years
old. The only exception, which is a narrow one, is if the person was within
three years of the age of the girl.
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criminal defense lawyer today.