Sunday, July 26, 2009

Jeffrey Boushee - Repeat Sex Offender - Turns into Internet Predator

A registered Connecticut sex offender from Norwich is facing new charges involving Internet pornography.
Jeffrey Boushee, 27, is accused of trading sexually explicit images and using an Internet Webcam to engage in lewd sexual acts with a 13-year-old California girl.
Police say a search of Boushee's computer turned up evidence of child porn as well and instant messages to girls in several states.

Boushee's criminal history includes a conviction in 2000 involving a 9-year-old girl.

Jeffrey Boushee, a registered sex offender from Norwich, Conn., was arrested on suspicion of a probation violation: having child pornography on his computer.

Connecticut probation officials found evidence of additional alleged victims that Boushee was communicating with in other states.

In March, the Thousand Oaks Police Department received a report that a 13-year-old girl from Thousand Oaks was communicating online with a man, authorities said. The two engaged in lewd acts using a webcam and exchanged explicit photographs, police said.

The girl realized it was wrong and told her parents, who reported it to police, authorities said.

Thousand Oaks Detective Anthony Aguirre, a member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, then assumed the girl’s identity and continued to communicate online with the suspect to obtain more evidence, police said.

In addition to charges in Connecticut, Boushee faces a Ventura County arrest warrant alleging the sending of harmful material to a minor and lewd acts with a child. It was unclear Friday if authorities here would seek extradition.

Boushee is being held on $150,000 bond and is to appear Sept. 9 in Norwich Superior Court

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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