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Berthoud Man Arrested in Child Sex Assault Investigation
Posted By Editor On October 1, 2009 @ 4:30 pm In Area News | Comments Disabled
By Shari Phiel
A Berthoud man was arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of sexual assault on several children. Brad Harlan Boda, 38, was arrested at his parent’s home in Greeley by Greeley Police officers on Wednesday, Sept. 23 following an investigation conducted by Longmont Police detective Sandie Jones of the Person’s Crimes Unit.
According to a statement released by Longmont Police, Boda is “a suspect in multiple assaults of more than four victims while he was employed and volunteered as a youth counselor.”
The assaults are believed to have involved four victims over a 13-year period while Boda was working as a youth counselor a Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Longmont. Longmont Police believe “there are more victims of Boda’s assault that have not yet come forward.” Boda worked at the church from 1991 to 2004.
Boda, who has been employed by the Poudre School District since 2004 and works as a counselor at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal charges.
The charges include two counts each of sexual assault on a child, criminal attempt — sexual exploitation of children, unlawful sexual contact, sexual exploitation of children, indecent exposure and three counts of enticement of a child.
Longmont Police began their investigation of Boda in late 2008 and were able to identify four boys, the youngest being 11 years old, who are alleged to have been assaulted while on church outings, on church grounds and in the boys’ homes.
Information included in the 85-page arrest warrant states police believe Boda used pornographic magazines and videos, along with sexually explicit props to entice the boys into a sexual relationship.
Boda is not listed on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s sex offender registry and does not have any previous arrests in either Larimer or Boulder counties.
Other victims or anyone with information about Boda is encouraged to contact Detective Jones at 303-651-8523.
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