CONCORD, N.C. -- A former Concord youth pastor who spent years overseas after indecent liberties charges were filed against him has been indicted by a grand jury.
Robert Bradley Price was indicted on April 14 on three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. He has been out on bond since October.
Price is accused of committing sexual acts upon the bodies of two males who were less than 16 years old at the time of the acts, according to arrest warrants. One of the indictments stems from an out-of-county case.
The Cabarrus charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred in 2009 and 2011 and involve two alleged victims, a Concord police official said in October.
An alleged Mecklenburg County victim accused Price of molesting him over a period of several years, according to a civil complaint filed in 2011.
The complaint alleges Price became close to the victim and eventually began molesting him in Price’s car, and in home and church buildings -- including the Youth Shack at King’s Way Baptist Church in Concord, where Price was a youth pastor. The abuse allegedly continued over a period of three years in the early 2000s, until the boy turned 16.
In 2011, the victim reported the alleged abuse to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. About the same time, Price left the country for a mission trip to Nicaragua and did not return until October. He was arrested at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport when he arrived on Oct. 14.