RIVERSIDE, California – A teenager who surrendered to police confessed to abusing about 50 children in recent years in southern California, authorities said.
Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, was taken Saturday to a Riverside police station by his mother after he allegedly told him he had badually badaulted two children aged 8 and 4 in a motel, according to the spokesman of the Riverside police. Ryan Railsback.
During an interview with investigators, Boston confessed to the motel's badaults and also admitted to abusing "more than 50 children" since he was 10 years old, Railsback said in a statement. The incidents occurred in different cities where he had lived, including Riverside.
Boston was arrested on suspicion of two counts of oral copulation in a child under the age of 10 and incarcerated in lieu of a $ 1 million bond, the statement said.
CBS Los Angeles reports that the suspect had recently stayed at the Simply Home Inn & Suites, located in the 9800 block of Magnolia Avenue in Riverside. There he became friends with men of 8 years and 4 years, who also stayed at this motel with their parents. The children were allowed to enter the Boston room at night when the abuse allegedly occurred.
"Hours later, the suspect called his own mother to inform him of what he had just done," Railsback said in the statement.
The suspect was staying in Riverside since the beginning of November 2017, but he also resided in the cities of Lakewood and Buena Park in Southern California.
Riverside County Child Protective Services took custody of both juvenile motel victims, Railsback said.
It was not immediately clear if Boston had a lawyer, and a public telephone number for him could not be located by The Associated Press on Sunday. Boston is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
CBS Los Angeles says that detectives believe in Boston and their claims that it has victimized other children who have not yet turned up. The authorities ask anyone who has information about this investigation or the suspect to contact Detective Paul Miranda at (951) 353-7945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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