ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who recently resigned from his position as pastor at an Albuquerque church is accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old child.
Curtis Ray Brown has been charged with criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact of a minor. The charges stem from an August 23, 2019 incident in which authorities say Brown sexually abused the boy while he stayed at his home overnight.
A criminal complaint states that the boy would spend Tuesday afternoons after school with Brown and details that after staying with Brown, the 5-year-old boy told his father of his “secret.”
According to police, the child’s father then confronted Brown, who allegedly didn’t deny the allegations, and told the child’s father “it just happened,” and “started in the shower one day.”
The child’s father told authorities of a Facebook messenger “group chat” in which the child’s mother, Brown, and other members of his family are a part of, and that Brown had allegedly apologized for his actions.
Screenshots of the chat message were provided to police and were transcribed in the criminal complaint which reads in part:
“I know no amount of words or actions can undo the damage that I have done. I can only express my shame and disgust in what I have done. I am truly sorry for what I am putting our family through. “
Curtis Brown who had been the pastor at Grace Baptist Church for over 18-years is stated in the complaint to have abruptly resigned from his position on Sunday, August 25, 2019.