Affidavit: Longview ISD employee allegedly carried on relationship with student for months

Affidavit: Longview ISD employee allegedly carried on relationship with student for months

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview ISD employee allegedly carried on a relationship for months with a student, according to a police document obtained Tuesday by KLTV.

Richard Leland Williams Jr., 25, of Longview was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child. According to the Longview Police Department, they were notified on May 3 of a reported improper relationship occurring at Longview High School.

According to an affidavit for a search warrant, filed by a Longview Police Department officer, the department and school administrators were notified about the relationship on May 3.

An officer attended a special meeting at Longview High School that included the student, a relative and officials.

"(The officer) attended the meeting, where he heard (the student) tell her (relative) that she and Richard Williams had engaged in sexual activity," the document states. "Richard Williams is employed as an aid at Longview High School, and also is a preacher at a church (the student's) family attends."

A forensic interview was then set up at Martin House Child Advocacy center that same day.

The student told the forensic interviewer that in August or September of 2017, Williams texted her saying that he wanted to be with her and soon after they began a sexual relationship.

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"Texts and phone call communication continued between the two from the fall of 2017 - present," the document states.

According to the affidavit, the student told the interviewer that she and Williams had intercourse multiple times at both of their homes. She told the interviewer that they had been intimate as recently as April 2018.

The affidavit states that the student would have been 16 at the time of the incident.

On May 4, officers seized several of Williams' electronic devices including a DVD player, two laptops, multiple iPad and tablet devices, a thumb drive, iPhone and HDMI power cord.

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