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Tempe police make arrest in recent spate of sexual assaults

Oct 15, 2023, 5:00 PM | Updated: Oct 16, 2023, 8:39 am

PHOENIX – Tempe police have arrested 24-year-old Djimon Boggs in connection with three sexual assault incidents.

Boggs’ arrest was made as part of a joint effort between Tempe police and the U.S. Marshals Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force.

In the latest incident Thursday, Boggs allegedly entered an unlocked back door of a residence near Gary Drive and Eighth Street and attempted to sexually assault a victim before being startled by a roommate and fleeing on foot, police said.

Last Friday, Boggs allegedly sexually assaulted a victim after entering the home through an unlocked front door at about 3:40 a.m.

On Sept. 15, a man with the same description was accused of entering an open garage door and attempting to sexually assault another victim before he was startled by a roommate and fled the scene.

“This achievement would not have been possible without the collective strength, support, and trust of our incredible community. Thank you for your vigilance, cooperation, and commitment to keeping Tempe safe,” said Tempe Police Chief Kenneth McCoy.

At Boggs’ initial court appearance Sunday morning, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office requested he be held non-bondable. The court set the bond at $1 million cash only plus electronic monitoring and house arrest if released.

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell issued the following statement on the defendant’s bond:

“While we asked that the suspect be held without any opportunity to post bail, we are hopeful that the $1 Million cash-only bond imposed by the Court will be sufficient to protect our community.  Bond serves two purposes:  It ensures that the community remains safe and assures the Court that the accused will appear at future court dates.  We have been and will continue to seek appropriately high bonds for those who are accused of endangering the people of Maricopa County. We have seen the low bond experiment fail in cities throughout the United States.  Its days end at Maricopa County.”

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Tempe police make arrest in recent spate of sexual assaults