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Police arrest Bronx man in Edenwald park sexual luring case

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Rob Nelson reporting from the Bronx (WABC)

Police have arrested a man in the Bronx after they say young boys were forced into sexual encounters repeatedly in the Edenwald section.

Greg Boyden, 37, of the Bronx, has been charged with forcible touching, acting in a manner injurious to a child, public lewdness, unlawful imprisonment and sexual abuse.

In Seton Falls Park, on three different days starting back in August, Boyden is accused of luring male students, 12- to 15-years old, by offering them money to help carry his bags. They would end up in the park, where police said he forcibly touched them.

Two incidents have occurred since school started, and there are three schools in the area. Earlier this week, as students left school, parents and teachers were on alert and police were also on patrol in the park.

During the investigation, police discovered that at 10 a.m. on Aug. 1, the suspect sent a photo of his genitals to a 13-year-old male victim, then called the victim and offered him money for sex. In that incident, Boyden has been charged with indecent material to minors, act in a manner injurious to a child and aggravated harassment.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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