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Minneapolis Man Charged with Sexually Abusing Victim at Fort Irwin Training Center in San Bernardino County

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California

LOS ANGELES – A Minnesota man was arraigned today on a two-count indictment charging him with sexually assaulting a subordinate at the United States Army Fort Irwin National Training Center in San Bernardino County.

Kelly Boylan, 54, of Minneapolis, is charged with one count of sexual abuse without consent and one count of abusive sexual contact. He pleaded not guilty to both charges and a jury trial was scheduled for July 8 in front of United States District Judge Wesley L. Hsu. Boylan was ordered released on $25,000 bond.

According to the indictment that a federal grand jury returned on April 16, Boylan in July 2020 knowingly engaged in a sexual act with the victim without her consent. Boylan allegedly did so by attempting to insert, and by inserting, his penis into the victim’s vagina.

Boylan allegedly also knowingly engaged in sexual contact with the victim without the victim’s permission, by intentionally touching, through direct contact, the victim’s genitalia and groin, with the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, and degrade her, and to arouse and gratify Boylan’s sexual desire.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

If convicted of both charges, Boylan would face a statutory maximum sentence of life in federal prison.

The FBI is investigating this matter. The United States Army Criminal Investigation Division provided assistance.

Assistant United States Attorney Lisa J. Lindhorst of the General Crimes Section is prosecuting this case.


Ciaran McEvoy
Public Information Officer
(213) 894-4465

Updated May 14, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-115