Bozik faces trial on local sex charges

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:57 PM

George Louis Bozik, 31, 15940 144th Ave., Spring Lake, was bound over to Circuit Court after the hearing on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct and child sexually abusive material.


He is lodged on a $75,000 bond on each charge, but is not able to get out of jail because he has already been sentenced to prison on a similar charge out of Muskegon County, according to Detective Sara Fillman of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.


He was given a 15-to-30-year sentence on a second-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction July 18, following a trial in Muskegon County. He faces up to life in prison if convicted of first degree criminal sexual conduct.


The Spring Lake Township girl was able to testify at that trial on Michigan Rule of Evidence 404b, “which allows other victims to come in and say the offender did the same thing to me,” Fillman said.


That rule is also known as the character evidence rule.


Bozik is being held at the Ottawa County Jail until the local case concludes, she said.


If he is convicted of the charges in this case, his prison sentence will be extended.


“This additional charge will extend his sentence and prevent somebody we believe is a serial predator from coming out into society for a long time,” Fillman said.


Bozik’s criminal background in Ottawa County includes traffic and drug charges.


Fillman said police believe there are victims in other states, as well.


Hearing dates in Ottawa County Circuit Court had not been set on Monday.


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