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Colorado man charged with assaulting Centre County children

BELLEFONTE — A Colorado man has been arrested by the Bellefonte Police Department on numerous felony charges involving sexual assaults of two children under the age of 13.

Bellefonte PD were first notified in February of 2019 by Children and Youth Services regarding an incident involving reported child abuse. When interviewing the first victim, the child stated that Desmond Boyer, 36, would go into their room at night and perform sexual acts on them.

According to authorities, Boyer told the child if they did what he wanted, he would buy them toys or give them money. The child also reported to investigators that Boyer took their clothes off and inappropriately touched the child.

The Bellefonte PD was notified again in June 2020 of another child who claimed they were inappropriately touched and sexually assaulted by Boyer. The second victim told investigators the incidents occurred when he would babysit at the child’s home. Boyer would ask the child if they were ready for a challenge. Boyer would say “It’s challenge time,” according to police.

The child told investigators Boyer would show pornography on his phone as an example of what he wanted the child to do and performed lewd acts.

The second victim also reportedly told investigators that they had observed the incident involving the first victim.

Boyer is currently being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility. His bail has been set at $1 million.

He faces 20 felony charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and rape of a child, according to court documents.

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