Church volunteer charged in assaults

Calgary Herald

By Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald
February 1, 2012

A former Calgary church volunteer who came forward to police has been charged with sexually assaulting boys in the 1980s and 1990s.

Russell Louis Rodman, 58, who now lives in High River, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count each of gross indecency, indecent exposure to a person under 14 and sexual contact with youth by a person in authority.

A publication ban protects the names of churches and victims, however the Herald has learned that Rodman resigned as deacon and treasurer at Bridgeland Baptist Fellowship Church late last summer.

There are no charges stemming from that church, which he joined in the mid-1990s.

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