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