Abbotsford (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – An Abbotsford man who was convicted and sentenced in 2016 for sexually touching two young girls has been sentenced again for a sexual offence involving a child.
Bradley Roan Smith, 60, was sentenced April 29 in Abbotsford provincial court to a 45-day jail term for only one count of sexual interference. It will be followed by one year of probation.Smith will also be under an order for 10 years that will prohibit him from certain kinds of activities that could involve him being in contact with kids under the age of 16.
According to the provincial court database, this offence took place on Jan 1, 2008, in Abbotsford. Sexual interference involves touching a child under the age of 16 in a sexual manner.Smith was previously sentenced in 2016 to a 90-dayjail term and two years’ probation for two offences that occurred between 2006 and 2008 while he was babysitting close family friend’s children.
Smith was originally charged with eight offences but pleaded guilty to only two counts of sexual interference.
Smith has a master’s degree in divinity; ran a Bible school in Michigan; worked with troubled youth and was involved in pastoral care programs during the 1990s and 2000s in Surrey;worked with Abbotsford Community Services in 2001-02,and volunteered with his church as well as the Abbotsford chapter of Habitat for Humanity.Smith and his wife also took in several foster kids over time and adopted three children.At the time of Smith’s previous charge, the foster children were removed from the home, and Smith left the residence.