'Gay'-pride organizer in child-sex sting [Excerpts]
Man charged with felony for allegedly seeking to meet boy, 14
The outreach coordinator of Milwaukee's homosexual "PrideFest" is now facing a felony charge after police say he sought to meet a 14-year-old boy via the Internet for a sexual rendezvous.
According to authorities, David W. Bodoh, 42, of Wauwatosa, Wis., apparently made contact with a boy from Oconomowoc, and eventually set up a meeting with an undercover state agent who posed online as the child.
The boy's foster mother is said to have discovered explicit e-mails between her son and Bodoh in January, and contacted police.
According to the criminal complaint, Bodoh set up a meeting with "the boy" on July 12. . . .
When Bodoh arrived on his motorcycle, he was arrested by officers from several agencies, but told them he was merely planning on taking the boy out for a meal.
Though Bodoh's name has been removed from the PrideFest website, an archived version indicates he was part of the production team for the 2007 event, listed as "Community Outreach."
According to its website, "The mission of PrideFest is to advocate, celebrate and educate the general community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community with regard to all aspects of LGBT culture. To accomplish this, PrideFest produces an annual Pride celebration. Educational events include, but are not limited to, exhibits, lectures, art and community outreach which fully display the diversity of LGBT culture."