Saturday, April 01, 2006
Minister kicks boy in the balls over dodgeball mishap
From the AP, Youth minister charged with assaulting teen over dodgeball hit
LIBERTY, Mo. - A youth minister was charged with knocking a 16-year-old boy down and kicking him in the groin, after taking a head shot from the teen in a dodgeball game.
David M. Boudreaux, 27, of Excelsior Springs, faces one count of third-degree assault. He was charged Wednesday in Clay County Circuit Court.
According to court documents, the alleged assault happened in February at Crescent Lake Christian Academy.
Authorities said the teen missed Boudreaux with one throw but then knocked the youth minister's glasses off with his next throw.
The boy apologized, authorities said, but Boudreaux pushed him backward and tripped him, causing him to fall. The boy got up and apologized again, but Boudreaux kicked him in the groin and left.
The teen suffered whiplash and post-concussion syndrome and had blood in his urine after being kicked, according to court records.
Boudreaux later apologized, prosecutors said.
Jeanne D. Hewitt, administrator of Crescent Lake Christian Academy, said Boudreaux has been placed on administrative leave.