A 20-year-old Valencia man appeared in court Friday to face 12 felony counts of forcible lewd acts upon a child, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
If convicted as charged, Alexander Boswell of Westridge could face a maximum sentence of 120 years in prison. Boswell, who works at an unnamed food service establishment outside of Santa Clarita, had his bail set at $1.2 million.
The charges involve one victim, a boy under the age of 14, with the alleged acts of sexual assault occurring between March 2007 and June 2008, making the suspect between the ages of 16 and 17 when the crimes were committed. However, prosecutors are charging Boswell as an adult.
Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau confirmed Boswell was arrested Wednesday night at his home on Silver Aspen Way in Westridge, and that the victim was 10 years old.
Although Boswell appeared in Department S of the San Fernando Courthouse, his arraignment was put over until Dec. 29.