Teen Told Mom He Molested 2 Boys. He Told Cops 50.
Joseph Hayden Boston allegedly said the incidents began when he was 10
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 4, 2017 5:40 PM CST
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This Dec. 2, 2017 booking photo provided by the Riverside, Calif., Police Department shows Joseph Hayden Boston, 18.   (Riverside Police Department via AP)

(Newser) – A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities say. Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, was brought to a Riverside police station on Saturday by his mother after he allegedly told her he had sexually assaulted two boys, ages 8 and 4, at a motel, according to Riverside police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback. During an interview with investigators, Boston confessed to the motel assaults and also admitted molesting "upwards of 50 children" since he was 10 years old, Railsback said in a statement. The incidents happened in different cities where he had lived, including Riverside.

Boston was arrested on suspicion of two counts of oral copulation on a child under the age of 10 and jailed in lieu of $1 million bail, reports the AP. The two boys were staying at the motel with their parents and were allowed to go into the suspect's room where the molestation occurred, police said. "Hours later, the suspect called his own mother stating what he had just done," Railsback said in a statement. The County of Riverside Child Protective Services took custody of both juvenile victims from the motel, Railsback said. An investigation is ongoing and police believe Boston has victimized other children who have not yet come forward, he said. Boston is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.


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