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Ohio Man in 2019 Child Abduction case facing additional charges after Detective, FBI follow-up

WILMINGTON – A man arrested in the case of an abducted 13-year-old Wilmington girl in 2019 is now facing additional charges.

In September of 2019, multiple agencies worked to arrest 22-year-old Andrew F. Boltz of Kenton, Ohio shortly after crossing into the state with the girl. Boltz was subsequently extradited afterward to Will County and charged with Child Abduction.

According to Wilmington Police, additional charges in the case came after a lengthy investigation of Boltz’s electronic records.

“Wilmington Detective Samantha Sullivan took over the case in January and started working with Special Agents from the FBI on the follow-up. Her lengthy investigation included hours and hours of tenaciously sifting through electronic records, and working with other law enforcement agencies in both Illinois and Ohio. Through that investigation it was determined that Boltz had victimized at least two other minors since the time of his arrest,” Wilmington Police said in a press release Tuesday. Detective Sullivan took over the Boltz case in January and began working with the FBI on follow-up.

On December 1st, Boltz was indicted in Federal court and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child, under Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251(a), a charge that carries a minimum prison sentence of 15 years. Boltz still faces charges in both Will County and Huron County include Child, Unlawful Sexual Contact with a Minor, Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles, and Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity-Orientated Material or Performance.

Police report additional charges are still pending.

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