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June 1, 2020

1/28/2020 7:30:00 AM
Woodruff man charged with child sex crime picks up new charges

Jamie Taylor
River News Reporter

A 36-year-old Woodruff man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has picked up two more misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged incident at the Oneida County Jail in December.

According to court records, Ryan T. Boze was charged Jan. 17 with lewd and lascivious behavior and resisting an officer, both class A misdemeanors, related to an incident that occurred on Dec. 27, 2019 while he was in custody unable to post bond in the child sexual assault case.

Boze was charged with second degree sexual assault of a child under age 16 on April 8, 2019 after he admitted to Minocqua police he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old female.

According to the criminal complaint in that case, Boze described various sexual acts he and the 13-year-old performed during an overnight visit at a Minocqua apartment March 24.

After first telling officers the encounter was "consensual," Boze referred to himself as a "pedophile" and offered to apologize to the girl's parents, the complaint states.

Boze has been in the jail since his initial appearance on that charge, unable to post the $10,000 cash bond set by Oneida County Circuit Judge Patrick O'Melia.

According to the criminal complaint, the new charges were filed after Boze was observed "wrapping a sock around his neck."

When a female corrections sergeant arrived at the cell Boze was in, he allegedly exposed himself to her. He then refused to follow multiple commands to lie on the floor of his cell. Corrections officers fired "perpeball" projectiles filled with pepper powder into the cell and the food port was closed, the complaint continues. After waiting a few minutes, the jail staff again tried to get Boze to lie on the floor of the cell and more "perpeballs" were shot into the cell.

This time Boze complied with the commands.

He was taken to the sally port to be decontaminated from the contents of the pepper powder balls and then placed in a holding cell where the complaint alleges he began striking the phone, prompting further action to restrain him.

Boze made an initial appearance on the new case on Jan. 17 with defense attorney Jonathan Barnett.

A $1,500 signature bond was set in the new case. Boze will be back in court on all of the charges March 24.

If found guilty of the second degree sexual assault of a child charge, he could be sentenced to up to 40 years in prison.

Jamie Taylor may be reached via email at

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