Article from Kerrville Daily Times
Former camp counselor back in jail
Matthew S. Bovee, a 22-year-old Lincoln, Neb., man and former Camp La
Junta counselor who pleaded guilty to injuring a child by sexually
abusing a camper, is back in Kerr County jail after being accused of
violating his probation.
Bovee, as part of a plea agreement in May, was sentenced to 10 years
probation, with sex offender conditions that required him to register as
a sex offender..
He admitted in May to injuring a child by sexually assaulting an
11-year-old boy during a shower check at a camp session at La Junta in
He was arrested Aug. 16 for allegations that he violated several terms
of his probation.
According to a motion filed Aug. 30 to revoke Bovee’s probation, he
failed to remain in Travis County, where his probation was transferred,
and also became delinquent in paying his July and August probation fees.
Nor did he submit to the required electronic monitoring in July,
according to the document.
The document also states Bovee attempted to have either direct or
indirect contact with minors, excluding siblings, which is prohibited.
Furthermore, Bovee also is accused of using a computer at a public
library, which did not have probation monitoring software installed, and
having an active Facebook account from May through June – both without
prior approval of the 198th probation department and the court.
Additionally, Bovee is accused of moving within 500 yards of a school
and refusing to find a new residence after being notified of his
violation of probation by the Travis County Adult Probation Department.
Brad McCullouch, 198th Assistant District Attorney, who filed the
motion, was not immediately available for comment.
Bovee has been tentatively scheduled for a hearing at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7
to determine if his probation will be revoked and if he will face jail