Gem City Allstars owner arrested on sexual battery charge

Published 3:03 pm Friday, June 8, 2018

On Friday morning, the owner and operator of the Gem City Allstars was arrested by the Ironton Police Department on a felony sex charge involving a minor.

IPD detective Capt. Joe Ross said James Boggs, 38, of Worthington, Kentucky, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. on a warrant for sexual battery, a third-degree felony.

Ross said Boggs is accused of inappropriate actions involving a male under the age of 18.

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The parents of the minor filed a report with the IPD on May 31.

“Our investigation is that for the past three months, starting in April until May 31, the incidents occurred at Gem City Allstars,” Ross said. “Not only did it allegedly occur there, it allegedly took place in other states and out in the country.”

Boggs is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail and will have an arraignment at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Ross said they are not ruling out that there are other victims or other suspects involved at this time.

“We are continuing to investigate this case, along with other law enforcement agencies in other states,” Ross said.

Gem City Allstars is a cheerleading gym and is located in Ironton.

Anyone who has information in this case can contact Ross at 740-532-5606.

It is the policy of The Tribune not to identify minors or victims of sexual crimes.