DeLand, FL – You might wonder how a man who had sexually abused a child in the past just two years ago was once again walking the streets, but this time, things didn’t go quite as far. The revolving door of justice in America continues to swing open as he hasn’t even faced trial for his previous time yet. Hopefully this time, the courts keep him locked up to spare yet another child from his aggression.
A defendant free on bond on 2019 charges of sexual battery of a child has been arrested again on charges of lewd or lascivious conduct around another child.
Emmett L. Boykins, 28, of DeLand, turned himself in over the weekend at the Daytona Beach Police Department. On Friday, sheriff’s detectives had obtained a warrant for Boykins’ arrest on two counts of lewd or lascivious conduct, false imprisonment and harassing a victim.
The new charges stem from a report from a 15-year-old boy who told deputies Boykins asked him to show him his private parts, grabbed him to prevent him from leaving a room, wrapped his arms around his body and kissed or licked his neck. The victim refused Boykins’ advances but also described Boykins showing up at his school unannounced and at his house when his mother was away. He indicated there were other incidents in which Boykins persistently tried to touch him and made him uncomfortable.
Boykins was free on $100,000 bond on his previous charges of sexual battery of a child at the time of the incidents. The victim in the previous case was a boy around the same age as the victim in the current case.
Boykins is now in custody without bond at the Volusia County Branch Jail.
In 2018, Boykins had previously worked at Stetson University and volunteered at churches in the DeLand area that could have provided opportunities for contact with other potential victims. Anyone who has any information to report is asked to contact the Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.
He was arrested on three counts of sexual battery of a child, and detectives are continuing to investigate to determine whether there are any additional victims.
Boykins was arrested was initially held without bond at the Volusia County Branch Jail.
Boykins had previously worked at Stetson University and volunteered at churches in the DeLand area. The investigation revealed he had supervised and potentially unsupervised access to children. Anyone who may believe themselves or their children may have been victimized by Boykins should call the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.
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