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17-year sentence for Bloomington man convicted of child sexual offense

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A federal judge in Peoria has sentenced a Bloomington man to more than 17 years in prison for attempting to entice an 11-year-old girl into sexual activity with him.

Jeffrey Bosaw, 55, of the 1900 block of Croxton Avenue, will have to register as a sex offender when he is released.

Judge Sara Darrow said at a sentencing hearing that Bosaw showed a lack of remorse, did not accept responsibility, and had violated pretrial release conditions. Darrow said those things show Bosaw is a continuing danger to the community.

Police arrested Bosaw in 2020. A federal jury convicted him in August 2023. Potential sentencing for Boaw's offense was 10 years to life imprisonment.

The case against Bosaw was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse by the internet.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.
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