According to the Concord Monitor, former employee of the Concord Boys and Girls Club, Joshua Adams, has been charged with raping a minor female child, who according to the paper, he was supposed to be supervising.
According to the Monitor, the alleged victim initially began attending the Boys and Girls Club in September of 2016 when she was 14. He is alleged to have assaulted her in the club in a stairway, in a bathroom, and behind a half-wall. An assault is also alleged to have occurred on the organization’s bus.
A Coming Arraignment
According to the Monitor, the victim allegedly reported Adams to the police in August. He now faces 13 counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor. The number has grown since his initial arrest on September 6. At that time, he was charged with five counts of felonious sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child and one of aggravated felonious sexual assault.
In October, he posted $500 bail and was banned from having unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16 as well as the victim and her family. His arraignment is on December 17 in Merrimack Superior Court.
According to the Monitor, Boys and Girls Club of Central New Hampshire CEO Christopher Emond stated, “The safety and protection of the children we serve is our number one priority.” This should be the goal of every youth organization, because children and their children depend on the organization to keep their children safe through appropriate hiring and supervision policies and practices.