A Kokomo couple is facing several charges relating to the child molestation and incest of two young boys after officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of North McCann Street on June 23.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed through the Howard County Prosecutor’s Office, the charges stem from a Facebook conversation another Kokomo resident had with Christopher Keefer, 27, in which he stated that his girlfriend, Sherry Bozeman, 31, and he had been molesting Bozeman’s 3- and 6-year-old sons inside their residence.
Keefer’s messages in part described various explicit sexual acts performed both in front of and on the two juveniles, the affidavit stated, while the four were inside the boys’ bedroom of the residence.
During an interview with the Kokomo Police Department, Bozeman stated that she had been dating Keefer since March 2015, although they had recently broken off their relationship, court records stated. She also told police that she didn’t remember anything happening at the residence, the affidavit noted, but she did admit that Keefer and she were high on methamphetamine at the time of the alleged incident.
Upon further questioning, Bozeman ended up telling police that she had lied during her interview and that she did remember the sexual acts that Keefer allegedly wrote about in his Facebook messages, court records indicated.
Bozeman is facing two counts of child molestation, both Level 1 felonies, as well as two counts of incest, both Level 4 felonies. She is currently being held at the Howard County Jail on $50,000 cash bond, and she has an initial hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, in Howard Circuit Court.
Keefer is facing two counts of child molestation, both Level 1 felonies, as well as a misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement relating to the same incident. He is also currently being held at the HCSD on $50,000 cash bond, and his initial hearing is set for the same time and place as Bozeman’s.