January 27, 2022


Through Education Matters

Iowa foreign exchange university student application coordinator sentenced to prison

A Council Bluffs male will invest much more than 27 years in federal jail just after getting convicted of coercion and enticement of a minor Thursday.

Thomas Boatright, 52, pleaded responsible in February to 4 counts of coercion and enticement of a minor. He was sentenced Thursday to 327 months for each count, to be served simultaneously, as very well as requested to pay nearly $80,000 in restitution.

Boatright served as a coordinator for EF Large College Exchange Yr, where he related international pupils with U.S. host families and hosted young people in his have dwelling. He was arrested in March 2020 after federal prosecutors reported that, concerning July 27, 2019, and Feb. 13, 2020, he produced a few small children in the program engage in sexual functions while he manufactured little one pornography.