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In mid-June, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt had an encounter with Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry. Watts was driving around, taking care of some personal business, when Barry caught sight of her. He made a point of getting her to pull over, and the two quickly got involved in an intense discussion.

The exchange hinged on their roughly yearlong relationship, a bizarre one even by the standards of one of the District’s most-watched womanizers. As Barry attempted to stake out his position on their fortunes, Watts-Brighthaupt was quick to point out the ways in which she felt mistreated. One stood out:

“You put me out in Denver ’cause I wouldn’t suck your dick,” Watts-Brighthaupt yelled at Barry, according to a tape recording of the conversation.

Watts-Brighthaupt was referring to an incident that had occurred about 10 months prior, at the Democratic National Convention. At the time, Watts-Brighthaupt was working on Barry’s ultimately successful re-election campaign and traveled to the Barack Obama-crowning affair. For reasons that remain murky, she ended up assigned to the councilmember’s hotel room in the Crowne Plaza hotel. Once behind closed doors, Barry allegedly asked Watts-Brighthaupt to perform oral sex on him. She refused, whereupon Barry threw her clothes out of the room and barred her from coming back in. She slept in the hotel’s parking garage, in a Cadillac Barry had rented.



The headmaster and pastor of a northeast Harris County christian school is accused of sex crimes against two male students.

Thursday afternoon, a judge quadrupled Darrell Dunn’s bonds to $200,000. Prosecutors believe he’s a flight risk and allege there could be more victims.

Dunn, 51, was arrested at his home in Crosby Thursday morning. He’s charged with one count each of indecency with a child and online solicitation of a minor.

For the past year, the married Dunn is accused of luring two of his students, 14 and 15 year old boys, to his neatly kept home.

Neighbors say they often saw boys at Dunn’s house barbecuing and, more recently, setting off fireworks.

“We asked him about the boys, and he said they were from his church,” said Angel Miranda, a neighbor.

Dunn is the headmaster and pastor of Living Praise Church and Academy on Woodforest Boulevard. The criminal complaint against him accuses Dunn of abusing his authority by inappropriately touching the boys at both the school and his home.

Investigators carried out a search warrant at each place and seized a computer. Assistant District Attorney Eric Devlin says Dunn gained the trust of the boys and their parents. The boys were eventually allowed to spend the night at Dunn’s house.

“Usually there’s a grooming process. In this case he often talked about the male genitalia with these kids. He would start the molestation by telling them he needed to check them for testicular cancer,” said Devlin.

Devlin says Dunn also sent the boys sexually explicit pictures of other students. In May of this year one of the boys made an outcry to his parents. According to Devlin, the boy said he didn’t want Dunn to hurt anyone else.

“I don’t think he just started this one day when he turned 49 and said, ‘You know what, I’m going to start molesting kids.’ It could go back very far.”

Dunn has asked for a court appointed attorney. Prosecutors are asking any more alleged victims to come forward with information.


A woman accused in the shooting death of her common-law husband told police her gun accidentally fired while they were playing a game of “dirty cowboy” during sexual foreplay, a Harris County prosecutor said.

Deborah Yvette Parker, 38, is charged with manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm, court records show. She remains in the Harris County Jail on bail totaling $60,000.

Parker is accused of recklessly causing the death of her longtime companion, Broderick Craig Crachian, 58, at the couple’s apartment in the 2700 block of Lorraine on June 30.

Crachian was shot in the chest, the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

Parker is “extremely distraught” by Crachian’s death and has fully cooperated with Houston homicide investigators, her attorney said.

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