John Brothers, ex-pastor and teacher, convicted of sex assault on twelve-year-old boy

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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John Brothers. More photos below.
John H. Brothers Jr. fits the pattern of child molesters who move from place to place in an effort to stay ahead of the law -- and find more victims. A former teacher and youth pastor, Brothers was targeted with child abuse charges in Kentucky that prompted him to relocate to Louisiana -- where he was busted for similar crimes previously committed in Colorado. Get the disturbing details below.

Between 2006 and 2008, as the Craig Daily Press reported in April 2012, around the time he was charged for crimes in Colorado, Brothers worked as a youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Yampa and a teacher at Steamboat Springs' Heritage Christian School.

Brothers was so well-regarded at Heritage Christian, where he taught science, math and a Bible class, that he returned to the school in May 2009 to deliver the commencement address.

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A Google Maps screen capture of Hyland Baptist Church in Henderson, Kentucky.
By then, Brothers had moved on to Henderson, Kentucky, where he became a youth minister at Hyland Baptist Church -- but he didn't stay there over the long haul.

According to The Gleaner, a newspaper in Henderson, he left Kentucky for West Monroe, Louisiana in October 2011 after church deacons at Hyland confronted him with sex-abuse allegations that had come from two members of the youth group he oversaw.

The move didn't keep him out of trouble. The Gleaner reports that he was arrested on two sex-abuse counts the following month, after he returned to his Henderson home to collect some of his belongings.

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Brothers's mug shot following his arrest in Kentucky circa 2012.
A grand jury indictment followed the next February, with a trial set for that May -- but these plans were put on hold when a reported Brothers victim in Colorado came forward that same year to say he'd been molested for more than two years, from April 1, 2006 to May 31, 2008.

The accuser is described by 7News as having been twelve years of age when Brothers assaulted him.

The gears of justice ground as slowly in this case as in many others, and as a result, Brothers's trial on the Colorado charges didn't end until Friday, when a jury found him guilty of sixteen counts: eight pertaining to sex assault on a child, with a like number specifying that he was a person in a position of trust.

The sentencing for Brothers is slated for September, at which time he could get between ten years and life. Here's a larger look at his 2012 booking photo.

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John Brothers, Jr.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa January 2012: "Alexandra McLean tops list of five notorious teacher-student sex crimes."

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Passion  Ward
Passion Ward

What else is new? Isn't expected that pastors molest children! Don't take them to church and keep your kids away from sickos!

Ryan Faulkner
Ryan Faulkner

Good I am glad maybe these stupid people that believe in a fake god will pull their head out of their ass and stop force feeding their kids religion.But then again if you believe in a fake character over the age of 13 then you deserve to get raped.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

This is how they make conservatives.  It's a shame this "conservative initiation ritual" is so common.


Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins of Asbury Park, New Jersey pled guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.

Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker of Nashua, New Hampshire is a convicted child molester.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano of Waterbury, Connecticut is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8 and 10-year old girls.

Republican Mayor John Gosek of Oswego, New York was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz of Richland County, Ohio pled guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain of Monroe County, Pennsylvania was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth of Kannapolis, N.C., is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader of Witchita, Kansas pled guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency of Camden, New Jersey pled guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge of Soputhbay, California was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz of Des Moines, Iowa, who George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble of New London, Connecticut pled no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Robb Pierce
Robb Pierce

Another heinous crime committed behind the shroud of God.

Rick Moe
Rick Moe

He's a fucking fag and should be killed!!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Ah yes, Christian Family Values.



Kudos to the photographer for capturing the Satanic red eyes



whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Just lock him away forever.  No redemption or rehabilitation to be had here.

Rita Sporrer
Rita Sporrer

One place I am almost guaranteed to get a virus blocker is when I try to view a Denver Westword story.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... so why don't you do it, tough guy?

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