SFPD Arrest Suspect in Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation 18-091

Booking Photo of Roger BoshersIn early April 2018, the SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit was made aware of an individual who was attempting to meet and have sexual contact with a fourteen (14) year old girl through online social media.

During the investigation it was determined that the individual had attempted to send graphic sexual images to the child.

The individual was identified as Roger Boshers a sixty-three (63) year old Antioch resident.  Investigators learned that Boshers is a registered sex offender for a 2007 arrest in Pleasant Hill for attempting to meet a minor for sexual contact.  It was also revealed that in October 2017, the Contra Costa County ICAC unit executed a search warrant at Boshers’ residence in Antioch.  During the search warrant it was discovered that Boshers was distributing and in possession of child pornography.

On April 11, 2018, Boshers 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. His booking photo accompanies this news release.

Boshers’ case was charged by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office for 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, 2018, a Federal Grand Jury indicted Boshers for distribution and possession of child pornography, and for sexual coercion and enticement of a minor.

Boshers 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.

If you feel you may have been a victim or have had any suspicious contact with Roger Boshers please contact the Special Victims Unit at (415) 558-5500. You may remain anonymous.