A former Concord pastor accused of sexually abusing children is back in the US after a lengthy stay in Nicaragua, where he fled just before warrants were issued for his arrest.
Bobby Price (pictured), a former youth minister at Kings Way Baptist Church, arrived in Charlotte Monday night where he was immediately taken into custody by Charlotte Mecklenburg police.
One of Price’s alleged victims was 23 in 2011 when he first reported that Price abused him when he was only twelve years old.
Attorney Seth Langson, whose practice is dedicated to pursuing justice for victims of sexual abuse, partnered with Leto Copeley to resolve a civil case against Price’s former church on behalf of one of Price’s victims.
The two attorneys, both staunch advocates for sex abuse victims and their rights, worked to get Price to return to the US long after their case against him was over. Seth and Leto communicated with Nicaraguan law enforcement, embassies and a child welfare agency as well as reached out to a congressman in an effort to bring Price back to the states to face additional charges.
Price was released on $120,000 bond Tuesday evening. He is scheduled to appear in court on November 5.
Seth and Leto are urging any victims of Price to come forward. Any victim or victim family member wishing to speak with Leto should contact CJG. All calls and conversations are confidential.
Learn more about Price’s arrest here.