Clifton police officer turns himself in, accused of sexually touching boy

Posted: 3:07 PM, Dec 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-18 17:19:33-05
Clifton police officer turns himself in, accused of sexually touching boy

A Clifton police officer turned himself into police on Tuesday after he was charged with giving alcohol to a minor.

According to Clifton police, David Christopher Boen Jr., 30, was employed with the Clifton Police Department for less than a month.

Boen stands accused of giving a minor alcohol and touching him inappropriately in the summer of 2017 at a wedding reception.

He was put on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

A detective with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office received a report that Boen had touched a child under the age of 17 inappropriately, prompting the investigation. During the course of the investigation, a forensic interview was conducted with the child, according to the affidavit.

The child said that on June 10, 2017, during a wedding reception located in the 400 block of Karem Circle, Boen gave him alcohol.

The parent of the minor was not present. Boen would hand the child alcoholic drinks throughout the night.

When trying to speak with Boen about the incident, Boen's lawyer said he would not be speaking to the detective about the case filed.

Clifton Police Chief Trace Hendricks was made aware of the allegations on Dec. 4 while Boen was in orientation, years after the incident.

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