Fairfield pastor and former coach accused of sexual assault
By Danielle Skinner
FREESTONE COUNTY- More shocking details are coming out in Fairfield 60 miles East of Waco, where a preacher and a former Fairfield ISD employee face horrifying allegations involving a 15-year old girl.
Pastor Anthony Lynn Thibodeaux and Ladonna Brackens are both charged with sexual assault and indecency with a child.
There were a lot of unanswered questions involving how Ladonna Brackens, who was a Fairfield assistant coach had anything to do with these allegations.
According to the arrest affidavit she was in the room when the sexual assault happened. The victim says she was spending the night at Ladonna Brackens residence in Fairfield with her sisters.
In the middle of the night she got up and went to get a glass of water and noticed Anthony Lynn Thibodeaux lying on a bed with Brackens. In the affidavit the victim says Thibodeaux wasn't at Brackens home until late that evening.
The victim then alleges she was called into their room. She sat on the edge of the bed where Thibodeaux began to touch her.
Then Brackens allegedly tells the 15-year-old girl quote,"He's not going to hurt you, he's only going to touch you."
Then the affidavit says Thibodeaux sexually assaulted her, and afterwards told her not to tell anyone or he would hurt her.
The next day the teenager says Ladonna Brackens called her and asked if anyone had asked her any questions--the victim said no. Then the affidavit says Thibodeaux sent the teen a text message, asking her if she was okay--she never responded.
According to the Freestone County Sheriff's office Anthony Thibodeaux is a pastor church, Fairfield Missionary Baptist, and he still preaches there every Sunday.
This is also the same church the victim and her family attend. Ladonna Brackens also has ties to this church and was an assistant coach at Fairfield high school.
The district superintendent released a statement saying "based on the conclusions of it's own investigation it took the appropriate action involving Ms. Brackens. "
I reached out to both Brackens and Thibodeaux's lawyers who were unable to comment. Thibodeaux and Brackens are currently out on bond.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:45:18 GMT
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