REPORT: Dance Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Raping 13-Year-Old Student

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Police charged a dance instructor with raping his 13-year-old student, WCCO reported.

The teenage victim called police after the alleged assault that occurred Monday, WCCO reported. The 28-year-old dance instructor, Decorey Bozeman, called the police after the teenager did, WCCO reported.

Bozeman told investigators he picked up the boy from the dance studio Sunday and brought him to his Minneapolis apartment where he engaged in a sexual act with the victim Monday, according to WCCO.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged Bozeman Wednesday with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with an underage victim while being in a position of authority, WCCO reported. (RELATED: Public School Employee Charged With Sexual Assault Of Children 40 Years Later)

Bozeman, who is being held in the Hennepin County Jail with a bail set at $500,000, will appear in court on January 28, WCCO reported. If convicted of the charges, he would be in prison for up to 30 years, WCCO reported.

The rate of reported rapes in the Minneapolis metropolitan area dropped between 2018 and 2019, according to data from the FBI’s annual “Crime in the United States” report. In 2019, about 44.7 per every 100,000 people in the Minneapolis area were raped compared to 45.9 in 2018. Data from 2020 has not yet been released, according to the FBI’s website.