Queen City Christian Church pastor arrested on Sodomy charge

Allegations of sexual abuse against a Queen City, Missouri pastor have landed a man behind bars.

Multiple sources reveal the pastor of the Queen City Christian Church, George Bradburn, 68, was arrested on Tuesday, June 14at his home in Queen City on a charge of first-degree sodomy involving a teen.

A lengthy investigation by the State Technical Assistance Team, from the Missouri Department of Social Services, resulted in the minister admitting that fondling of the victim began at age 13.

The allegation was first reported to the Kirksville Police Department, who then forwarded information to Schuyler County Sheriff Joe Wueker on May 12, 2016.

The victim stated at approximately age 9 he began spending time at the church assisting in various duties such as cleaning or helping out, when he and Bradburn became good friends. When he was approximately age 12, Bradburn began touching his private parts, both over and under the clothing, with his hands. The teen recalled this happening “several times per week” until the age of approximately 15, at which time the boy went to live in another part of Missouri. He stated Bradburn would come pick him up once per month and bring him back to Queen City for visits, at which time the victim reported the encounters continued by Bradburn. This cycle continued until the victim turned 18.

The teen reported the incidents normally occurred in the pastor’s home and also stated Bradburn told him not to tell anyone or both he and Bradburn would get in trouble.

Bradburn is currently being held with a $100,000 cash only bond.