PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man who pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to kidnap his five stepchildren last summer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A Gibson County judge sentenced 48-year-old Marvin Boze of Princeton on Thursday after Boze’s 10-year-old stepdaughter wept while testifying and told the judge she “will pray for Marvin.”
The Princeton Daily Clarion reports Boze pleaded guilty in December to five felony counts of attempted kidnapping.
Authorities say Boze took the five children from their Princeton home on Aug. 1. They were found on Duke Energy property, some restrained, that night. Boze was arrested following a 12-hour, two-state search.
Boze had claimed he was trying to save the children from harm and that they had been threatened by some type of biker gang.