Riverside, CA – A man is in custody after confessing to molesting more than 50 children over the past several years in different California cities.
Eighteen-year-old Joseph Hayden Boston’s mother turned him in to the police after he told her he recently sexually abused two boys, ages eight and four, according to CBS News.
Boston’s mother told police he had admitted in a phone conversation with her to molesting the two young boys at the motel where they were staying, according to the spokesman for the Riverside Police Department, Officer Ryan Railsback.
Boston, of Lakewood, had befriended the two young boys at the Simply Home Inn & Suites in the 9800 block of Magnolia Avenue, according to Officer Railsback.
The victims were staying at the motel with their parents, and had permission to go into the room where the molestation occurred.
Officer Railsback said that Boston called his mother after the most recent molestation and told her what he had done.
During an interview with detectives, Boston confessed to molesting the eight-year-old and four-year-old boys, and to molesting “upwards of 50 children” since he was 10 years old. The incidents occurred in different cities where he lived over the years.
“The suspect has been staying in Riverside since early Nov. 2017, but also resided in the cities of Lakewood and Buena Park in Southern California,” according to Officer Railsback.
Boston was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of two counts of oral copulation on a child under the age of 10. He remained in custody under $1 million bail, according to KRIV.
Both recent juvenile victims were taken into custody by the County of Riverside Child Protective Services.
The investigation is ongoing, and police believe there are other victims who haven’t yet come forward.
Anyone who may have information about the suspect is urged to contact Detective Paul Miranda at 951-353-7945.