HOUSTON – A security guard at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Houston is accused of raping a pregnant woman in the bus station security office.
Tyler Duhon, 29 is charged with sexual assault of an adult.
According to court documents, the victim was trying to catch a bus from Houston to Dallas to visit her unborn child’s father on April 30, 2012, when the alleged assault occurred.
The victim said she arrived at the station at 5 p.m. for her 5:45 p.m. departure.
As she was passing through security, she said a female Top Gun security guard searched her bag and indicated that she found marijuana inside.
The guard called over Duhon, who was armed, to do a more thorough search.
The victim said Duhon went through her bag and found a marijuana roach in a cigarillo box.
He handcuffed her and led her to the security office, where he told her HPD would be called, and she would be taken to jail.
The victim said she begged him to let her go, telling him she was four months pregnant and has a young child at home. The victim told Duhon she’d do anything if he’d let her go.
Duhon told her he’d have to check with his supervisor, but she might have to undergo a strip search to make sure she wasn’t carrying other drugs.
The victim told police Duhon left for a short time and then came back, saying she could go after she underwent a strip search.
She said Duhon took off her handcuffs and told her to lift her shirt. She did, exposing her undershirt. When he asked her to remove that, she asked for a female officer to complete the search, but Duhon told her there weren’t any women available at the time.
The victim said Duhon proceeded to remove her clothes, telling her that he’d done her a favor, so now she needed to do him a favor.
The victim told police Duhon raped her in the office, gave her three of his cigarettes and then let her go.
She went outside and called her cousin, because she said she was afraid if she called police she would go to jail for the drugs.
Later, when she went back into the station again to catch the bus, she said Duhon motioned her through the security line and to the front of the bus line.
After she boarded, she said Duhon came on and handed her $20 and a note, which said he’d taken the money from her purse to bribe his supervisor to let her go. She said she checked her purse and noticed that there was $20 missing.
Duhon boarded the bus a second time to give her a drink she’d left in the security office.
The bus left the station, and once it stopped in Buffalo, the victim got on a different bus and came back to Houston, where her mother took her to the hospital for a sexual assault exam.
Investigators interviewed several witnesses who saw the victim go back into the security office with Duhon. Duhon told police the sex was consensual, and that the victim was enjoying herself.
But doctors said the sexual assault exam verified the victim’s story.[...]