Lee Ray Boykin Jr Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Found Guilty, Fast Facts

Lee Ray Boykin Jr Wiki, Biography

On Friday, January 13, 2023, prosecutors announced that former Texas police officer Lee Ray Boykin Jr. was found guilty of assaulting two women in 2020. After a four-day trial, a Houston jury found Lee Ray Boykin Jr., 33, convicted of assaulting two women while on duty as a police officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The former police officer was accused of depriving the two victims of their right to physical integrity when he abused his power as a Texas state trooper and forced the women to perform sexual acts while threatening to arrest them.

In addition to the assault charges, the former state trooper was also charged with carrying and using a firearm during a crime of violence, destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation, ABC News reports.

Lee Ray Boykin Jr. stalked his victims before assaulting them

Lee Ray Boykin Jr. was convicted by a Houston jury of assaulting two different women while he was on duty as a police officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The prosecutor said Boykin “stalked” his victims and used them for his gratification during his tenure as state trooper. US Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani said in a press release that:

“My office is strongly committed to ensuring the civil rights of all people in the Southern District of Texas. We rely on our police officers and federal agents every day to serve and protect. Yet this lone officer used his authority to stalk and preying on their victims for their own sexual gratification. We are pleased that the jury agreed that such conduct will not be tolerated in our community.”

In one of the incidents that occurred in August 2020, Boykin forced the victim into her car after a traffic stop and drove her to an isolated location in a hotel parking lot at 10700 North Freeway. The suspect then forced the victim to commit acts of rape after falsely accusing her of being a prostitute and threatening to arrest her out of state if she refused.

During the trial, the second victim testified that she too was taken to the same location before the suspect assaulted her after threatening to go to jail for outstanding warrants. The victims, who feared for their lives, reportedly complied with the ex-state trooper’s heinous demands.

Lee Ray Boykin Jr. was charged in August 2020

Lee Ray Boykin Jr. was charged in August 2020 by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office with aggravated assault after the second victim called Houston police and reported the attack. Following an investigation, Boykin, who worked as a state trooper for four years, was fired from his position.

Prosecutors said Boykin, who was detained after the trial, could be sentenced to life in prison, adding that the suspect will be sentenced on April 4, 2023.

Authorities believe the state trooper may have victimized others during the course of his employment and have urged people to contact law enforcement with any information related to the case.