An Oak Harbor person convicted of molesting two younger girls will commit at least 8 a long time and two months in prison.
Coy Bozeman proceeds to deny that he fully commited the crimes but questioned for a sentencing different accessible to some to start with-time sexual intercourse offenders. In Island County Superior Court previous 7 days, Choose Vickie Churchill denied his request and handed him an indeterminate sentence of 98 months to everyday living.
In February, a jury in Island County Top-quality Court docket located Bozeman, 55, responsible of a few counts of kid molestation in the very first degree.
He molested a 7-calendar year-outdated and a 10-yr-outdated girl following he and his spouse took them into their property and cared for them more than about 6 months from the tumble of 2018 to spring of 2019.
The jury uncovered him not responsible of molesting a 3rd female who was 6 a long time old at the time of the allegations.
The situation produced regional headlines due to the fact Bozeman and his wife had owned a preschool in Oak Harbor, while there ended up no allegations that any crimes happened at the facility.
Bozeman experienced asked for a specific sexual intercourse offender sentencing choice, which is a software that makes it possible for some very first-time intercourse offenders to receive a lesser sentence in trade for undergoing rigorous treatment and checking.
In purchase to qualify for the special sentencing, Bozeman employed a accredited sexual intercourse offender therapy provider to figure out his amenability to therapy and submitted to a polygraph test.
The procedure company, Michael O’Connell, noted in his report that Bozeman denied sexually assaulting the kids even even though a polygraph exam he took previous calendar year found that he was untruthful when he denied molesting a single of the women.
Bozeman’s answers to queries about the other ladies contained “insufficient information,” the report states.
A a lot more the latest polygraph discovered that he was truthful when he denied molesting any other small children this examination didn’t specifically request him about the crimes he was convicted of committing.
The report also states that when Bozeman was in the Navy he frequented prostitutes in massage parlors in Everett as very well as other spots across the county and in other nations Bozeman was self-confident that all the prostitutes have been older people.
O’Connell concluded that Bozeman is amenable to remedy. He opined that Bozeman is a minimal chance of reoffending and that he could get therapy customized to offenders who deny committing sexual intercourse offenses.
Deputy Prosecutor David Carman and a group corrections officer, on the other hand, argued that Bozeman should receive a normal assortment sentence.
The group correction officer’s pre-sentence investigation states that Bozeman transformed his story about a number of elements of the circumstance during an job interview.
Churchill made a decision versus granting Bozeman’s request following contemplating many elements, such as no matter if the sentence would be also lenient, the victims’ wishes, amenability to therapy and the threat to the community.
The indeterminate sentence means that Bozeman will serve a minimum amount of 98 months in prison and then a overview board will determine when he really should be launched.
Bozeman will also be less than Division of Corrections local community supervision for daily life and will have to register as a sex offender.
Carman claimed the women are residing in a different state with their father and are executing effectively.