Former Teacher Convicted of Sexually Abusing 1st-Grader

Randy BostonRandy Boston, of Shickshinny, PA (Submitted Image)

WEST CHESTER, PAChester County District Attorney Deb Ryan announced that a jury found Randy Boston, a former 5th-grade teacher at West Chester Christian School, guilty Thursday of sexually abusing a 1st-grader in 2007-2008. Boston, 64, of Shickshinny, was convicted of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault of a person under 13, corruption of minors, and related charges. He will be sentenced later.

“Randy Boston’s appalling actions not only stole a 6-year-old’s innocence but set that child’s life on a trajectory of depression, fear, and anxiety. The victim is commended for his courage when, after many years, he came forward to tell his family and police what happened to him,” said Ryan. “This case should demonstrate to other victims that it is never too late to speak up because my office will always stand with victims and survivors to ensure they receive the justice they deserve.”

According to statements made in open court, in June 2021, West Goshen Township Police received information that a 21-year-old victim was sexually abused by the defendant when the victim was in the 1st grade at West Chester Christian School on Paoli Pike. The defendant was a teacher at the school from 1979 to 2008.

Investigators learned that the defendant ordered the victim to follow him to the basement before school one morning after witnessing the victim stick his tongue out at another student. The defendant took the victim to a room, where he shut the door and told him to remove his belt and pull his pants down. The defendant performed oral sex on the victim before telling the victim to perform oral sex on him.

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Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan commended the West Goshen Township Police for the investigation leading to the conviction of Boston. ADAs Christine Abatemarco and Monica Szyszkiewicz are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

Call Childline at 1-800-932-0313 if you suspect a child is being abused. Learn to recognize, react to, and report child sexual abuse by taking a free virtual Stewards of Children workshop. For information, contact Katie Walters at [email protected] or 610-344-6115 for more info.

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