Former Coppell pastor accused of sexual assault blames his actions on ‘an evil inside of him,’ affidavit says Jason Thomas, 40, admitted in an arrest affidavit to repeatedly sexually abusing a little girl starting in 1995, when the girl was about 6 and he was about 16.
By Jake Harris February 12, 2020
A former Coppell associate pastor arrested Monday for the aggravated sexual abuse of a child blamed his past actions on “an evil inside of him” and on the pornography he was watching at the time of the abuse, according to an arrest affidavit.
Jason Thomas, 40, admitted in an arrest affidavit to repeatedly sexually abusing a little girl starting in 1995, when the girl was about 6 and he was about 16.
The victim came forward to police in January of this year after keeping the sexual abuse a secret for decades, only telling her parents, according to the affidavit. She was encouraged by a therapist to report the delayed abuse. She stated in the affidavit the abuse started when she was about 6 years old and continued until she was about 9 years old.
The earliest incident she could remember was when Thomas kissed her and her 10-year-old sister on the mouth. Later, Thomas would “force her to perform oral sex on him behind the [Mesquite Library]” and at one point told her to take her clothes off and get into bed with him, according to the affidavit. She said nothing happened in that instance because someone knocked on the bedroom door.
She said she has had no contact with him since he went off to college at Texas A&M University. When she learned Thomas was a worship pastor at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, she said she was worried Thomas might prey on other children, according to the affidavit.
Mesquite police coordinated a recorded phone call between the victim and Thomas where Thomas admitted to the abuse. According to the affidavit, when the victim confronted Thomas about what happened, Thomas said he was sorry and said “he was evil and there was an evil inside him.” When the victim confronted him about specific instances of sexual abuse, Thomas again apologized and blamed his actions on the type of pornography he was watching at the time.
Thomas was arrested Monday and has since posted a $50,000 bond.