Minneapolis dance instructor charged with criminal sexual conduct


A Minneapolis dance instructor has been charged with criminal sexual conduct for assaulting one of his teenage pupils, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

Decorey Bozeman, 28, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for inappropriate contact with an underage-victim who was also his student. After sexually assaulting the victim at his apartment, Bozeman called the police to report what happened. At the same time, the victim contacted their mother to inform her what occurred, and to have her come pick them up.

Bozeman made his first appearance Dec. 30. His next appearance has been scheduled for Jan. 28.

According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 28, Minneapolis police responded to a report of a sexual assault at Bozeman’s apartment. Upon arriving, police spoke with the teenage victim, who told them they had spent the night at Boseman’s apartment where the victim was sexually assaulted.

The victim was taken to the hospital where a sexual assault examination was conducted, and the victim further described the sexual encounter.

In a post-Miranda interview, Bozeman told investigators that he picked the student up from a dance studio on Dec. 27, and later engaged in a sex act with the underage-victim, the complaint states.

Criminal Complaint (PDF)