SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested a man who attempted to meet and have sex with a 14 year-old via social media. According to a press release from the SFPD, in April 2018, the SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit were alerted about Roger Boshers, 63, of Antioch, who was attempting to contact a teenage girl for sex. During the investigation, it was determined that the Boshers attempted to send graphic sexual images to the teenage girl.

Boshers is a registered sex offender for a 2007 arrest in Pleasant Hill where he attempted to meet a minor for sexual contact. It was also revealed in October 2017, the Contra Costa County ICAC unit executed a search warrant at Boshers’ home in Antioch.  During the search, it was discovered that Boshers was distributing and in possession of child pornography.

On April 11, 2018, he was taken into custody by SFPD and Contra Costa County Investigators when he attempted to meet with and have sexual contact with a child in San Francisco. The suspect was charged by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office with two counts of sending harmful material to a minor, arranging a meeting with a minor for sexual contact, and going to an arranged meeting with a minor for sexual contact.

In May 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of California accepted the case for federal prosecution. On May 31, a Federal Grand Jury indicted Boshers for distribution and possession of child pornography, and for sexual coercion and enticement of a minor. He was transferred to federal custody where he currently remains pending trial.

“The San Francisco Police Department extends its gratitude to the Contra Costa County ICAC unit for their assistance in this investigation,” states a press release from the SFPD website.

Anyone who suspect they may have been a victim or had any suspicious contact with Roger Boshers to contact the Special Victims Unit at (415) 558-5500. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Written By Casey Jacobs