Serial child molester Joseph Hayden Boston, at the age of 18 confessed the has already molested at least 50 children starting at the age of 10
An 18-year-old man in Riverside, California was arrested on Saturday after he confided in a family member that he had molest two male victims aged eight and four.
Joseph Hayden Boston was turned in by his mother after he told his mother what he had done. During his interview with police Boston further admitted to molesting at least 50 children over the past several years.
The suspect has been charged with two counts of oral copulation on a child under the age of 10 and is being held on a $1 million bail.
A spokesman for Riverside Police, Ryan Railsback, confirmed the suspect was brought in by his mother on Saturday after he allegedly told her he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old at the Simply Home Inn and Suites in Riverside.
Police sources said the two young boys were staying at the motel with their parents en Boston befriended them. The children’s parents allowed them to go into Boston’s room Friday night, where the molestation occurred.
The boys have since been placed in the care of the County of Riverside Child Protective Services.
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Speaking with Railsback ABC 7 said hours after the assault, Boston called his mother to tell her what happened.
“This is going to affect not only the victims for a long time, but also our detectives and officers involved in this — to hear someone just be very open about what they’ve done, and they’re only 18 themselves”.
While speaking with investigators, Boston admitted to assaulting the two boys at the motel and also confessed to molesting “upwards of 50 children,” Railsback said. The suspect allegedly told investigators that he started assaulting children when he was 10.
Police said they happened in different cities Boston lived in including Riverside, Lakewood and Buena Park in southern California.
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According to state law, Boston faces 15 years to life in prison on each count if convicted. He would also be required to register as a sex offender for life.
It is not clear if police and prosecutors plan to bring more charges against Boston, but detectives from the Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Unit are assisting authorities with the investigation. Police sources said “Detectives believe Joseph Hayden Boston has victimized other children who have not yet come forward.”
His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec 6.