A Texas babysitter has been arrested after she allegedly sexually assaulted a boy left in her care two years ago when he was just 13 years old.
A police report from earlier this week states that Charlene Gayle Kornegay, 41, used to invite her victim to Houston to “play video games” with her son. Kornegay, allegedly cornered the boy after he left the shower in July 2021. The affidavit stated that she then ordered him to “put on heels, a bra, and a dress.” She then lured him into her son’s bedroom and sexually assaulted him while her son slept.
According to the report, Kornegay performed a sexual act on the boy after rubbing lotion “on his pee-pee.” When the boy asked for her to stop, Kornegay told him to “shut up and take it like a man.” The affidavit stated that “the accused then had sex” with the boy.
Kornegay allegedly assaulted the boy again when he took a bath. She eventually backed down after the boy requested her to stop. Kornegay held the knife to the boy’s penis at one point and threatened to “cut it off” if the boy reported the assaults.
The boy, despite the threat of violence to him, reported Kornegay just over a month ago to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Houston PD became involved after a therapist conducted an investigation.
The father of the boy admitted he was initially skeptical about the allegations against Kornegay. The father said that he realized “something” happened with Kornegay when he saw the boy’s inability to “express himself as he did”.
Kornegay, who was arrested on Thursday and charged with aggravated sexual assault against a child below 14, could face a sentence of at least 25 years in prison if convicted. This charge could also impact a prison sentence that she has not yet served for another crime. Kornegay had deferred sentencing for methamphetamine possession at the time of the alleged assault. The state authorities have filed court documents alleging that Kornegay violated her deferred sentences by raping a boy.
Kornegay was also convicted previously of theft and fraud.