Sex Offender Charged With Raping Toddler, Teen Was "Low" Risk

The Houston man charged with raping a toddler and teenager and infecting both with HIV was listed as a low-risk sex offender in the state's database, despite two previous violations of court orders -- and a Facebook profile pic showing him cradling a toddler.

David Richard Wilson, 33, also gave his son's mother HIV after he knew he was already infected, according to the woman, who asked not to be named. The 30-year-old said she was diagnosed in 2013, and Wilson denied having HIV when she notified him.

Wilson's criminal history stretches back to 2001, when he was sentenced to ten days in jail for assaulting a family member, according to Harris County District Clerk records.

He was charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2004, for which he was given five years' probation. Wilson was in a relationship with the girl, a neighbor, whose mother notified authorities, according to a Harris County District Attorney's Office spokesman.

Wilson's probation was revoked after seven months and he was sentenced to four years in prison, with 125 days' credit. Court records show that Wilson failed to find a job, to "remain within a specific place" and to stay at least 1,000 feet from "premises where children commonly gather," among other violations. He was released in November 2008.

He was sentenced to six months in the state jail division in 2009 for failure to register a change of address, per the terms of his sex offender status.

In the current charges, police say Wilson "admitted to investigators he sexually assaulted the [14-year-old] victim numerous times over the past couple of years and also had intimate relations with several unidentified females," according to a press release.

The mother of Wilson's son said she was 15 when she got pregnant -- Wilson was 18 or 19 years old, she said. Wilson has never had a relationship with the boy, she said.

"He's always had a little bit of a thing for the younger girls," the woman said, adding that Wilson once offered to babysit her four-year-old daughter.

"I'm glad I followed my right mind and told him 'no,'" she said.

Following the birth of her son, the woman had no contact with Wilson until three years ago when they had a "fling." At the time, he was living with a girlfriend and the girlfriend's son, she said.

The woman said Wilson didn't tell her much about his sexual assault conviction, except that "the girl lied about her age...and the mom found out, and that's how he got arrested. Do I believe the story? Absolutely not. Because if that's the case, [he] wouldn't be going through this now."

She said she was heartbroken to hear about the latest charges and the fact that both victims allegedly contracted HIV.

"I was devastated and hurt when I found out about my own status, but I'm grown...So I can deal with that. I've had my children. I'm okay...These children, they should not have to deal with that. A baby, for crying out loud."

Police are asking any other possible victims, or anyone with information about other possible incidents, to call the HPD Special Victims Unit at 713-308-1100.


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