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Summer Camp Background Checks Not Nationwide

June 18th, 2014 - Comments Off

News Video AUSTIN (KXAN) – According to the American Camp Association, state background checks are mandatory for anyone dealing with children in summer camps, but federal background checks are not. That’s including a tightening of the rules in an effort to make it safer to send kids to camp.

Some organizations still take additional measures to ensure safety. The YMCA runs 20 summer camps in Travis and Hays counties.

Spokesman Andrew Wiggins with the YMCA told KXAN it goes a step further.

Parents Never Dreamed Sending Their Kid to Camp La Junta Would Turn into a Sexual Abuse Nightmare

February 23rd, 2014 - Comments Off

http://www.houstonpress.com/2014-02-20/news/camp-la-junta-abuse/

Parents Never Dreamed Sending Their Kid to Camp La Junta Would Turn into a Sexual Abuse Nightmare

February 23rd, 2014 - Comments Off

An 11-year-old sent to summer camp returns to his family with a horrible
secret.

By Dianna Wray

Mark smashed his ear to the phone. Even in the crowded cafeteria, he didn’t want
anyone else to hear what his mom was asking. Phone calls between parents and
campers weren’t allowed, but Mark had sent a letter to his mom saying he wanted
to come home and she’d told Click|keyword[Blake+Smith]“>Blake Smith, the owner
of Camp La Junta, that she would speak to her son or he would be withdrawn
immediately. On the other end of the line, Kelly tried to make out Mark’s voice
over the clatter in the Camp La Junta cafeteria. She was across the state in
Houston, but she was ready to get in the car — she wouldn’t even stop to pack a
bag — if her 11-year-old son confirmed her suspicion.

3 soldiers charged in 2012 sex assault

March 21st, 2013 - Comments Off

AUSTIN, Texas — An arrest affidavit states three soldiers have been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in an Austin hotel last year.

It has been reported that staff sergeants Perris L. Dumas, Marcus V. Davis, and Timothy R. Slack have each been charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. Both Dumas, 30, and Davis, 32, are staff sergeants at Fort Hood, while Slack, 33, is a staff sergeant at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

Matthew S. Bovee may have molested little boys in Lincoln, Nebraska, too!

November 29th, 2011 - Comments Off

lincoln.ne.gov

City of Lincoln
Police Department
2011 News Releases

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Date: November 23, 2011 For More Information Contact: Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226
Officer Troy Cockle, Family Crimes Unit, 402.441.8980

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Local Investigation of Matthew Bovee

In August of 2010, a former Lincoln resident, Matthew S. Bovee was indicted by a grand jury in Kerr County, Texas, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency of a Child by Sexual Contact. He was accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy at Camp La Junta summer camp in 2009. He allegedly touched the boy’s private parts while screening campers as they emerged from showers to ensure they were clean.

Matthew S. Bovee, Camp la Junta Counselor, now in Prison!!!

October 15th, 2011 - Comments Off

SAN ANTONIO – TOP STORIES

Camp Counselor Sentenced to Prison
A former camp counselor accused of molesting children is sentenced to prison. Matthew Bovee, 22, received nine years in prison. Bovee had recently pleaded guilty to one count of injury to a child in Kerrville. The former counselor at Camp La Junta in Hunt went to trial most recently after violating the terms of his probation.

http://www.foxsanantonio.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/vid_7734.shtml

Matthew S. Bovee, former Camp la Junta Counselor, gets 9 years in Prison for Probation Violations

October 10th, 2011 - Comments Off

Probation violations land former camp counselor nine-year term
By Zeke MacCormack

KERRVILLE — The former Camp LaJunta counselor accused of sexually abusing a boy there in 2009 was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for violating the terms of probation granted in May.

Matthew S. Bovee, 22, was initially charged with indecency and aggravated sexual assault of a child, but as jurors deliberated at his trial he struck a plea deal and pled guilty to injury of a child in exchange for a sentence of 10 years probation.

Matthew S. Bovee is sentenced to 9 Years for Probation Violations

October 10th, 2011 - 1 Comment »

Former camp counselor gets 9 years in prison

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, received a nine-year prison sentence Friday for violating the terms of his probation.

He pleaded guilty Thursday to several probation violations and received nine years in prison as part of a plea agreement. The maximum sentence he could have received was 10 years in prison.

“I think when the defense saw the stack of evidence against him, he just folded like a stack of cards,” said 198th assistant district attorney Brad McCullouch of the plea bargain.

September 9th, 2011 - Comments Off

Former Counselor Back in Kerr Jail

By Zeke MacCormack
zeke@express-news.net

Published 12:25 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011

KERRVILLE — Matthew S. Bovee, the former Camp LaJunta counselor accused of sexually abusing a boy there in 2009, is back in the Kerr County Jail, accused of violating the terms of the deal he struck during his May trial on sex charges.

He was initially charged with indecency and aggravated sexual assault of a child, to which he pleaded not guilty. As the jury deliberated his fate at trial, he pleaded guilty to injury to a child under a deal that resulted in a sentence of 10 years probation.

Former Camp la Junta Counselor Back in Jail

September 8th, 2011 - Comments Off

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
July 2009.
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
time.