Decatur man sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping plot

Brian Boersma pleaded guilty in March to attempted kidnapping of a minor, attempted kidnapping, attempted sex trafficking of a child, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 8:28 PM

A Decatur man was sentenced Thursday for his involvement in a kidnapping and child sex-trafficking plot.

A federal judge sentenced Brian David Boersma, 49, to 30 years in prison.

Boersma pleaded guilty in March to attempted kidnapping of a minor, attempted kidnapping, attempted sex trafficking of a child, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Boersma had a detailed plan to kidnap a woman and her 14-year-old daughter, sexually assault and torture the woman, and sell her child into the sex trade, according to court records. Boersma falsely implicated the woman’s ex-husband in the kidnapping plot.

U.S. Attorney Jay Town said, “Boersma’s actions will forever remain despicable and the horrors that he intended upon innocent victims was avoided because a concerned citizen heard something and then said something. There is only one place suitably worse than prison for Boersma… and that day will come, too.”

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