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Father of suspect accused in Mesquite church child sex assault faces rape charge

Larry Allen Winn is a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite. He also was in custody Sunday accused of the sexual assault of a child.  His 33-year-old son was arrested last month in Mesquite on a charge of the sexual assault of a child.
Larry Allen Winn is a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite. He also was in custody Sunday accused of the sexual assault of a child. His 33-year-old son was arrested last month in Mesquite on a charge of the sexual assault of a child.

The bus director for a Mesquite church was custody Sunday after being arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting a child, according to jail and church records.

Online records indicates Larry Allen Winn, 65, is the father of, Steven Aaron Winn, who was arrested last month on three counts of sexual assault of a child in Dallas County.

Both are members of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite.

Larry Allen Winn was booked in the Dallas County Jail Saturday, facing a charge of sexual assault of a child, according to Dallas County jail records. He remained in jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

He was first arrested Friday and booked into the Mesquite Jail, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Mesquite police declined to comment Sunday on the case against the father, saying the investigation continued.

The bus ministry sends out buses every Sunday morning for people needing rides to attend worship at he church.

Steven Aaron Winn, 33, who was a volunteer and worked with the youths, is accused in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl while he worked at the Mesquite church, police have said.

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Steven Aaron Winn, 33, of Crandall Courtesy: Dallas County Jail

Mesquite began their investigation of Steven Aaron Winn on Feb. 18 after receiving a tip about a possible sexual assault involving a teenage girl who was a student at the church's school.

Steven Aaron Winn of Crandall was arrested Feb. 22.

He was also being held on Kaufman County warrants accusing him of sexual assault of a child, according to jail records.

Steven Aaron Win remained in the Dallas County Jail Sunday in lieu of $375,000 bail.

The Mesquite church had to deal with rape accusations in 2011. Then-pastor Matt Jarrell was arrested in May 2011 and accused of raping a woman near Charleston, W. Va.

He was found hanging in his cell and died before emergency responders could take him to the hospital.

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