Montgomery County DA dropping charges against pastor Savage due to running of statute of limitations on 1998 events

Montgomery County District Attorney Special Crimes Bureau Chief Tyler Dunman (center).

Conroe, January 11 – The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office will not press charges against former local pastor Andy Savage for sexual assault because, Assistant District Attorney Tyler Dunman announced, the applicable statute of limitations has expired.

Dunman explained:

“On Monday, January 8, 2018, our office received information about online reports of an alleged 1998 sexual encounter between a female complainant and a former local pastor (Andy Savage) that was alleged to have been committed in Montgomery County, Texas. Based on the information initially reported, the Montgomery County Constable’s Office – Precinct 3 (Constable Ryan Gable) assigned an experienced Criminal Investigator to do a thorough review of the available information and make contact with the complaining witness, if possible. After speaking with the complainant and gathering as much information as possible, the Pct. 3 Investigator met with our office on January 10, 2018, to discuss the applicable law for the allegations being made.

“After a review of the known facts and Texas law, our office refused to pursue any potential charges in this case because of the applicable statute of limitations. As it has been reported, the sexual assault offense allegedly took place in 1998 between Andy Savage and the complaining witness, who was 17 years of age at that time.   For a sexual assault offense committed in 1998, the statute of limitations was 10 years from the date of the alleged offense. Therefore, based on the facts known at this time, our ability to present a potential felony indictment for sexual assault expired in 2008. Consequently, our office has concluded its inquiry into this matter at this time.”

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