August 25, 2014

Affidavit reveals allegations against Cowboy Way pastor

The accuser states the alleged fondling occurred after the pair had dinner and the pastor stopped by his Fort Worth home, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

A second man who says he was inappropriately touched by an Alvarado pastor as a teen told investigators that the pastor took him to his Fort Worth house, rubbed on him and asked him questions about his sex life while discussing his own.

The second man, now 25, told police that he was introduced to Dan Haby Jr. while a junior in high school through a girl he was dating. He said that he and the minister became friends in early 2005 and that he routinely began attending Haby’s church services.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained Monday by the Star-Telegram, the abuse occurred that summer after Haby invited the teen to dinner.

After eating, they stopped at Haby’s Fort Worth house after Haby said he needed to pick something up.

The man told police that Haby appeared to be in the process of moving and that the house was mostly empty. He alleges that Haby led him to a bedroom, which was empty except for a mirror, lay on the floor and invited the teen to sit down.

He said that as the two talked, the pastor pulled him down beside him face to face, draped his leg over the teen’s legs and began asking about the teen’s sex life with his girlfriend. The teen said the pastor also discussed his own personal sex life, telling the teen that he had no problem with masturbation because it “relieves stress.”

He then asked the teen how many times per week he masturbated, the affidavit states.

“The victim stated he was uncomfortable with the situation, but he was unsure of what to do,” says the affidavit, written by Detective C.W. Daniels.

The man told investigators that Haby rubbed his face with his own, hugged him and asked him to stand shirtless before the mirror “so he could look at himself in order to decide what kind of person he is and what he wants to do with his life.”

The victim said he declined to remove his shirt.

He told investigators that Haby later pressed his clothed body against him and kissed him on the mouth.

The man said they returned to the church, which was then in the Burleson area. He said he has had little contact with Haby since, the affidavit states.

“The victim stated that he has only recently discussed this matter and he believes this has happened to other adolescent males Haby has had contact with,” the affidavit states.

The man came to Fort Worth police after reading news accounts regarding Haby’s arrest on accusations that he fondled another teen in 2000 and 2001 while pastor of the now-defunct Stockyards Community Church.

In that case, the accuser, now 29, told police that Haby repeatedly touched him in 2000 and 2001, beginning when he was 15, telling him that it was stress relief that would make him a stronger pastor and able to bring God to more people.

Prosecutors have filed two charges of indecency with a child/fondling against Haby, who remains free on bail in the two cases.

Mark Daniel, Haby’s defense attorney, has said his office will conduct its own investigation and “we’ll certainly be prepared to defend it at an appropriate time.”

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