Scioto County Candor
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini stated that his office received a call on April 1, 2018 reporting a concern that several juvenile males might be a victim of a sexual assault.
Donini stated that his detectives started investigating the complaints talking to numerous victims and their parents. During this investigation detectives were able to determine that the suspect had been soliciting sexual acts and naked photos from the victims and was paying them money for those services. Detectives also learned that the suspect had taken naked pictures of juvenile males while they were sleeping and that he had taken videos of juveniles naked in the restroom without the victim knowing by placing his phone over a bathroom stall.
Captain John W. Murphy stated that the suspect contacted a 15-year-old male on April 1 through the social media app Snapchat wanting to pay him $200 for oral sex and to take naked photos for him. Then, he arranged for the juvenile to meet him at a Rosemount location that resulted in the suspect being detained without incident.
Arrested was Boyd Robert Shugert, age 24, of Portsmouth. Shugert has been charged with one count of sexual battery a felony of the 3rd degree, one count of attempted sexual battery a felony of the 3rd degree, one count of illegal use of a minor in nude material a felony of the 2nd degree and pandering sexual material involving a juvenile a felony of the 2nd degree. Shugert is currently being held in the Scioto County jail on a $300,000.00 bond.
Donini stated that this is an ongoing investigation that will result in more charges being presented to the Scioto County Grand Jury on a later date.
Murphy stated that if anyone has any information regarding this case should contact Detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091 All calls will be kept confidential.