Florence Man Accused of Sodomizing Teenager


Bobby J. Cortez (courtesy Boone County Sheriff)

Bobby J. Cortez (courtesy Boone County Sheriff)

(Burlington, KY) - The Boone County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with sodomizing a 14-year-old juvenile multiple times over the past couple of years.

Bobby J. Cortez, 38, of Florence is charged with ten counts of sodomy in the first degree. Cortez allegedly sodomized the teen 10–15 times while he lived in Kentucky. According to the Sheriff's office, Cortez stated that he had been on drugs and could not recall the abuse. But Cortex allegedly said that if the victim had reported the allegations, then he would take full responsibility and wanted to apologize for being a “monster”.

Cortez was arrested Tuesday after it was discovered that he had allegedly violated conditions of release from a previous unrelated charge. Cortez is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond for the sodomy charges and a $2,500 bond for the violations of conditions of release charge.