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Sentencing delayed: Boggs will be sentenced in January

GREENUP, Ky. — A former gym owner that has been sentenced to five years in prison in Ohio for having sex with an under-aged male was to be sentenced in Kentucky on similar charges on Thursday afternoon in the court of Greenup Circuit Court of Judge Robert Conley.

But the sentencing was delayed until January, because a Sex Offender Risk Assessment report has not been on Boggs and needs to be done before the judge will sentence him.

When Conley asked how long it would take for the report to be completed, he was told six weeks.

So, the sentencing was delayed until Jan. 9.

Last week, James Boggs, the former owner and operator of the non-defunct Gem City All-Stars, has pleaded guilty to on charges of use of a minor under 18 in a sexual performance, four counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

The Kentucky case was based on allegations that Boggs had sexual contact with the minor in the Commonwealth. Boggs formerly resided in Greenup County, Kentucky.

Boggs will continue to held in the Greenup County Detention Center until he is sentenced.

Boggs has already been sentenced to five years in Ohio for sex with a minor. On April 9, Boggs pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree felony sexual battery and was sentenced to five years each on both charges by Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Christen Finley, with the sentences to run at the same time for a total of five years in a state prison. He is not scheduled for release until June 2023.

Ironton Police Detective Joe Ross said that the cases in both states involve the same male victim.

In a related case, former coach and co-owner William Perry, 31, of Wurtland, Kentucky, will have a pre-trial hearing in April. He was arrested in August 2018 by the Kentucky State Police on one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sodomy, is still out on a $15,000 surety bond and is living with a relative in Carter County, Kentucky. That case involves the same victim.

As part of his release, Conley ordered Perry to have no contact with the victim, to not be a coach, to not drink or do drugs and to have a dusk to dawn curfew.

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