According to Daily Voice, Randy Boston, pastor and former teacher at the West Chester Christian School in PA from 1979-2008, was charged for sexually abusing a minor from 2007-2008.
According to an affidavit, in June 2021, a 20-year-old man came forward and told his mother that Boston sexually assaulted him while he was a student at West Chester Christian School.
The victim claims he was in first grade during the time of the assaults; reportedly, there were three in total. After coming forward to the police, the victim told the officers that Boston performed oral sex on the victim and made the victim perform oral sex on him.
The victim shared details about one incident that he vividly remembers where Boston, a fifth-grade teacher at the time, saw the victim stick his tongue out at another student and ordered him to go to the bottom floor of the school.
The victim expressed that it was normal for teachers to take students to one-on-one meetings for discipline but that when they got in the room, Boston closed the door and made him take off his belt and pull his pants down.
Boston reportedly proceeded to perform oral sex on the child and made the victim perform oral sex on him as well. The victim shared that following the assault, Boston made the victim apologize to everyone in the classroom for sticking his tongue out.
Police at the West Goshen Township Police Department investigated the alleged crimes. While meeting with Daniel Brabson, a West Chester Christian School pastor, he told police Boston did not ordinarily come in contact with students beneath the fifth grade.
Despite claims made by the pastor, police say it is possible that Boston could have interacted with students when he monitored gatherings before school.
On July 7, 2021, police approached Boston at his home, and Boston went to Pennsylvania State Police's Troop P barracks for an interview where he claimed that he received a call from the victim's father on July 5, 2021, so he knew why the police brought him in.
At first, Boston denied the allegations but, upon further questioning, admitted to struggling with his desire towards young boys. Boston also admitted that he finds young boys' bodies, specifically their buttocks, attractive.
Randy Boston was charged with Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Institutional Sexual Assault, and several other related charges.
Attorney Briant Kent is an experienced sexual assault attorney with years of trial experience. In an interview, Kent offers advice for those filing a lawsuit over sexual abuse.
"Sexual crime offenders often seek positions of power so they can manipulate the trust of their victims. Unfortunately, this leads to offenders seeking positions in schools or churches as administrators, teachers, and pastors. Without proper safety measures, this can leave children in a vulnerable place. If you or someone you love has been impacted by sexual abuse, you have the right to pursue legal action to get the justice you deserve."
"Institutions such as schools and churches have the legal obligation to protect those who frequent their establishments. If proper safety measures are not taken and allow for the sexual assault of an individual, the institution can be held liable. Proper safety measures include background checks and surveillance cameras. If you or a loved one has suffered from sexual assault or abuse at an institution, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney to get the justice you deserve."
Sources: Daily Voice