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Ex-Youth Pastor Accused of Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Girl

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    An ex-youth pastor and former employee of the Children's Museum of Houston has been arrested and accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

    Mellony Scarlett Lewis remains in the Harris County Jail on a $30,000 bond. It was not immediately known if she had an attorney.

    Police say Lewis met the girl when she worked at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Houston. Documents say Scarlett would pick the girl up on Sundays and take her to church, before bringing her back to her home in Baytown. Police say the girl's parents caught on, and the two were also caught having sex in Chambers County.

    The Children's Museum says in a statement all employees undergo background check and that Lewis is no longer an employee.