A police officer in Waco, Texas turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday after he was accused of providing alcohol to a 15-year-old boy during a wedding reception and sexually assaulting the boy in June 2017.
Clifton Police Officer David Boen Jr., 30, was arrested on a second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child and a Class A misdemeanor charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor, KXXV news reports.
The allegations stem from June 2017. Boen, an officer with Clifton police for less than a month, was on a probationary period for new officers when allegations were first forwarded to Clifton Police Chief Trace Hendricks in early December.
Recently the 15-year-old male victim was able to open up to a forensic interviewer about what happened. The victim told the forensic interviewer that Boen was speaking with him about sex at the June 10, 2017 wedding reception. After Boen allegedly made inappropriate comments to the boy, the boy exposed himself to Boen to invalidate Boen’s assertions that the boy was aroused by the conversation.
Boen allegedly grabbed the boy and began to touch the boy’s penis, the affidavit states. The boy pulled away and Boen turned and walked away.
After detectives received information about the incident they attempted to speak with Boen. But Boen’s attorney later called detectives and said Boen would not speak to investigators about the complaint.
Detectives obtained two warrants charging Boen with indecency with a child and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Feeling pressure, Boen turned himself in to the McLennan County Jail at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Boen remained in custody as of Tuesday afternoon.