Church Youth Director Bradley Boda Charged with Sex Abuse

Church youth director and volunteer Bradley Boda has been charged on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault on a child, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, two counts of sexual exploitation of children, one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, three counts of enticement of a child, and two counts of indecent exposure. According to the linked article, police believe Boda used his positions as church youth director and volunteer at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Longmont, CO to sexually assault boys as young as 11.

It is my hope that if anyone affected by this case should find this blog, you can find some help and additional insight about dealing with allegations of clergy sex abuse in the articles in the right sidebar of this site and under the Church Abuse tab.

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  1. Please pay attention, parents. Churches will and do protect these perpetrators. This article doesn’t surprise me. Parents: Be vigilant, ask questions. Your child may be telling you something that you need to hear. They may not articulate exactly, but you must listen to the words they say. I have been trying to alert authorities for 3 years now, about a Vice Principal at a church pre-school and elementary school who molested a little 4 year old girl on school grounds, and I get passed from one agency to another, upwards of 90 people and/or agencies. Oh, yes, this VP was charged and jailed, but he’s out in another state. This church protected this perpetrator at the expense of other children who may possibly have been hurt by this man. This needs to stop. Someone must be held accountable. As the forensic nurse on the case that I refer to said, “Once an abuser, always an abuser.” It will never stop until they’re locked away. And I don’t think it’s a bad idea to introduce the idea that IF churches continue to protect these abusers from inflicting life changing traumas on children, then, maybe churches (non profits) should lose their tax exempt status, and govern their own, like they promised the government in exchange for their tax exempt status. I’m sure the taxes that the government would receive from these non profits would more than cover the cost of lifetime psychological therapy for each child victimized by these people, and the churches who hire them. Maybe then, they’ll be accountable for the damage done, and the covering up that’s done. In my opinion, no matter what they say, It’s not about the children…so let’s make it about the money. No more tax exempt status unless they come clean and start weeding out the abusers, those that are there now, and abusers who were once employed by the churches so that there could be some transparency which would allow any and all children who have been hurt to tell their story.

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