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Riverside teen admits to molesting 50+ children

18-year-old Joseph Boston held on $1-million bail

RIVERSIDE, Calif - A Riverside teenager is police custody after his mother wanted to turn him in for suspected molestation.

According to the Riverside Police Department the mother of 18-year -old Joseph Boston flagged down a sergeant Saturday December 2nd, around 3:00 a.m.

Police say Boston called his mother telling her that he had molested two young children earlier.  She drove to her son’s location and took him to the police station where he later confessed the acts to officers.

The teenager had recently been staying at a hotel on the 9800 block of Magnolia Avenue in Riverside.

It was there he befriended two boys, ages 8 and 4, who were also staying at this motel with their parents. 

The children were allowed to go into the suspect’s room, where the alleged molestation occurred. Hours later, police say, Boston called his own mother stating what he had just done.

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Officers interviewed the suspect and he confessed to sexually assaulting the two juvenile victims in his motel room.

He also admitted to molesting upwards of 50 children since he was 10-years-old in different cities where he had lived. The suspect has been staying in Riverside since early November 2017, but also resided in the cities of Lakewood and Buena Park in Southern California.

Detectives from the Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Unit responded to assist in this investigation.

Boston was arrested on counts of oral copulation on a child under the age of 10. He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center with bail set at 1 million dollars. The County of Riverside Child Protective Services responded and took custody of both victim children.

Detectives believe Joseph Hayden Boston has victimized other children who have not yet come forward.

They are asking for anyone with information about this investigation or the suspect to contact Detective Paul Miranda at (951) 353-7945 or pmiranda@riversideca.gov.

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