A man accused of raping a female house mate in Miller County is also accused of sexually assaulting a teen relative in Bowie County.
Ezekiel Lee Brown, 34, was arrested in February for allegedly attacking a woman he was sharing a house with in Texarkana, Ark., according to a probable cause affidavit. The woman told detectives with the Texarkana, Ark., Police Dept. that she and Brown had a brief romantic relationship in November and December 2016 but decided to be just friends.
The woman reported that she rented a house in Texarkana, Ark., in January and allowed Brown to move into an extra bedroom. The woman said she and Brown were arguing on the morning of Feb. 20 because of his living habits and a recent arrest for sexual assault in Bowie County.
The woman said Brown grabbed her on the front porch of the house and followed her inside when she refused his advance. The alleged victim told investigators Brown pinned her to a bed and sexually assaulted her but stopped when she screamed.
The woman said that among the issues that led to her argument with Brown was a sexual assault charge in Bowie County involving a 16-year-old relative of Brown’s. The alleged victim in the Texas case reported to an investigator with the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office that Brown touched her inappropriately and engaged in sexual activity with her for several months ending when she reported the abuse in January.
The alleged victim in Bowie County reported that Brown put his hand around her neck Jan. 18 and warned her not to disclose the sexual abuse. The girl allegedly told her mother, who contacted authorities, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Brown was in court Monday in Miller County on a charge of rape, which is punishable by 10 to 40 years or life in prison. Brown was arrested Feb. 15 for sexual assault of a child, second-degree, in Bowie County. Second-degree sexual assault is punishable in Texas by two to 20 years in prison.