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Clovis Man Gets 65 Years in Prison for Molesting Boys

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Richard David Bradberry, 58, of Clovis, sexually assaulted boys 10 to 16 years old. (Shutterstock)
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Richard David Bradberry, 58, of Clovis received a sentence of 65 years to life in state prison on Tuesday morning for sexually assaulting boys 10 to 16 years old.

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Richard Bradberry (Clovis Police Department)

The sentencing followed a trial that concluded last month with a Fresno County jury reaching guilty verdicts on all counts.

Clovis police arrested Bradberry in July 2019. Evidence presented at the trial showed that Bradberry befriended the boys by allowing them to play video games and smoke in his residence. Bradberry then sexually assaulted the boys at his apartment complex near Villa and Barstow avenues in Clovis.

Fresno County deputy district attorney Adam Christopherson of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit prosecuted the case. He was assisted by DA’s investigator Julie Skamel.

In a news release, the DA’s Office praised the diligence of the Clovis Police Department in helping put Bradberry behind bars.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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