AUGUSTA, Ga. – A former law enforcement officer is facing child molestation charges.
According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Gene Boseman turned himself in to Richmond County deputies in connection to a child molestation charge involving a girl under the age of 12.
Deputies say on September 7, they were notified by the Forysth County Sheriff’s Office that a child molestation complaint had been filed against Gene Boseman, a Sergeant in the Civil Division of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.
Forsyth County deputies advised that the case was being referred to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for investigation, since the alleged incident occurred while off duty at his residence in Richmond County.
Burke County deputies say they called in Boseman and personally informed him of the allegation and that we would be opening an internal affairs investigation in conjunction with the investigation being conducted the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Boseman advised that he would be resigning immediately.
In his resignation letter, Boseman called the allegations false.
Deputies say the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office concluded their investigation and obtained warrants for Gene Boseman for felony child molestation. He turned himself in Monday; was arrested and booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.
Burke County deputies say Boseman worked with the Waynesboro Police Department from 1996 until 2013 at which time he retired. He started with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 and was assigned to the Civil Division.
According to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, former Burke County deputy Gene Boseman knows the victim, who is under age 12.
The report claims the girl was acting anxious and getting sick often. After months, she told her mother that Gene Boseman had touched her at his house over Fourth of July weekend.
The incident report says the last thing the victim remembers is Boseman undressing her.
According to the report, Gene told his wife that her “his hand fell on her privates so he told [the girl] to move, however, she didn’t.”
The alleged incident happened at his home on Bitternut Street, in Augusta.