Prosecutor: “At Last, These Victims Feel Vindicated”
By Mike Perleberg
Curtis Boggs. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A prison sentence longer than six decades has been ordered for a convicted child molester who used drugs and social media to lure his victims.
Curtis Boggs, 52, of Hidden Valley, was convicted by a Dearborn County jury last month. He was found guilty of twelve charges including Child Molesting (level 1 felony), Child Molesting (level 4 felony), Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (level 4 felony), and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (level 5 felony).
Prosecutors say Boggs molested seven victims who were between the ages of 13 and 15 back when the contact occurred at his home between 2014 and 2015. The jury heard testimony from those victims.
Appearing in court for his sentencing on Monday, Boggs was given a 63-year sentence.
Judge James D. Humphrey cited several aggravating factors in deciding the sentence: twelve sex acts committed against seven teenage girls over the course of a year, the fact that Boggs was in a position of trust and befriended the teenagers by texting and using social media to communicate with the victims, and that the minor girls had these sexual crimes committed on them by Boggs in the presence of other victims.
Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said in a news release that Boggs is a danger to the community.
“These teenage girls were vulnerable, in that a couple of these victims had lost a parent,” said Deddens. “Boggs befriended these teenagers and used enticements such as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana in exchange for sexual favors. At last, these victims feel vindicated.”
Humphrey determined Boggs be classified as a Sex and Violent Offender, a Sexual Predator and an Offender Against Children If he ever gets out of prison, Boggs must register as a sex offender for life.