Mother Turned Son into Police When She Learned He Molested Small Children

Mother Turned Son into Police When She Learned He Molested Small Children

RIVERSIDE – A mother turned her 18-year-old son into authorities on Saturday after he disclosed to her that he had molested two young children. At around 3:00 a.m. the Sergeant with the Riverside Police Department was flagged down at the Police Station on Magnolia Avenue. The mother told authorities that her son, identified as Joseph Hayden Boston, of Lakewood, called her and told her that he had molested two boys, ages 8 and 4 earlier. After to call she drove over to him, and took him to the police station where he confessed.

“The suspect had recently been staying at the Simply Home Inn & Suites, located in the 9800 block of Magnolia Avenue in Riverside,” Riverside Police officials said. “It was there when he befriended 8-year-old and 4-year-old male victims, who were also staying at this motel with their parents,” Boston told police that the children were allowed to go to his room and while visiting, he molested them. Hours later, he made the call to his mother.

During the interview with authorities, Boston admitted to molesting approximately 50 other children between when he was 10-years-old until now.These molestations were in different cities where he has lived, including Riverside where he has been staying since early November. He has also resided in Lakewood and Buena Park. Boston was arrested for oral copulation on a child under the age of 10. He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $1 million. The County of Riverside Child Protective Services responded and took custody of both victim children.

Detectives believe Joseph Hayden Boston has victimized other children who have not yet come forward. They are asking for anyone with information about this investigation or the suspect to contact Detective Paul Miranda at (951) 353-7945 or

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  • Joseph-H-Boston: Riverside Police Department