Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

A 27-year-old DeLand man is under arrest after being accused of raping a teenager.Sheriff’s deputies say Emmett Boykins met the victim, now 15, through a small DeLand church.Investigators said the teen’s entire family befriended Boykins.According to the report, the victim’s father said Boykins had many problems and he took him under his wing to help him. Investigators said that help turned to hurt two weeks ago when the father caught Boykins and the victim in a vehicle together in front of the victim’s house.Boykins allegedly told the father it wasn’t what it looked like and then told him that the teenage victim came on to him first and that he could not shake him off, according to a police report.Deputies said Boykins had been sexually abusing the victim since he was 13 with meetups in Boykins’ car or in the victim’s home.The victim told investigators, Boykins had put him in his own bed and told him it was normal and that he should not tell anyone.All three counts refer to the one teenage victim, but investigators said Boykins was around other children at the church where they met, as well as other churches where Boykins volunteered.Boykins is also a Stetson graduate who worked at the university part-time in the athletic department equipment room until 2018. Boykins is being held without bond.

A 27-year-old DeLand man is under arrest after being accused of raping a teenager.

Sheriff’s deputies say Emmett Boykins met the victim, now 15, through a small DeLand church.

Investigators said the teen’s entire family befriended Boykins.

According to the report, the victim’s father said Boykins had many problems and he took him under his wing to help him.

Investigators said that help turned to hurt two weeks ago when the father caught Boykins and the victim in a vehicle together in front of the victim’s house.

Boykins allegedly told the father it wasn’t what it looked like and then told him that the teenage victim came on to him first and that he could not shake him off, according to a police report.

Deputies said Boykins had been sexually abusing the victim since he was 13 with meetups in Boykins’ car or in the victim’s home.

The victim told investigators, Boykins had put him in his own bed and told him it was normal and that he should not tell anyone.

All three counts refer to the one teenage victim, but investigators said Boykins was around other children at the church where they met, as well as other churches where Boykins volunteered.

Boykins is

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