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Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

California teen confessed to molest "upwards of 50 children", arrested

California teen confessed to molest

An 18-year-old man is in police custody following confessing to authorities that he sexually molested around 50 children over the course of the past eight years.

This was confirmed by the police.

The mother of 18-year-old Joseph Hayden Boston brought him to the Riverside Police Department after her son allegedly told her that he had molested two boys, ages 8 and 4, at a motel, Riverside police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback, told CBS Los Angeles. The parents had knowledge that their children were with Boston, but were unaware of the illicit activities he would subject their children to during his stay there. Boston called his own mother stating what he had done shortly after molesting the boys.

Boston has been charged with two counts of oral copulation on a child under the age of 10 and jailed with a bail set at $1 million, as per the statement.

"He also admitted to molesting upward of 50 children since he was 10 years old in different cities where he lived", police said.

The open confession rattled investigators, who spent the weekend retracing Boston's tracks over almost half his life, looking for a trail of young victims, police said.

Boston's mother said that she wanted to turn her 18-year-old son Boston in for suspected molestation. The suspect checked into the motel in Riverside last month after living in Lakewood and Buena Park.

A Facebook page alleged to be Boston's was taken down but not before several news organizations had taken images of posts that seem chilling in hindsight.

The suspect had recently been staying at the Simply Home Inn & Suites, located in the 9800 block of Magnolia Avenue in Riverside. He's scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

Detectives say they believe Boston has victimized other children and ask anyone with information about this case or any previous alleged crimes to contact Riverside police.

"This is going to affect not only the victims for a long time, but also our detectives and officers involved in this", Mr Railsback told local television outlet KABC-TV.

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