June 21, 2024

Man arrested after filming children at Garden City Pool

Garden City, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – On July 7, 2022, Employees of the City of Garden City received information that an individual live-streamed the filming of children on the internet while at Garden Rapids at the Big Pool. The information was reported to the Garden City Police Department, and an investigation began. During the investigation, William Joe Bolin (57), Garden City, KS, was identified as the suspect.
On July 18, 2022, the Garden City Police Department, with assistance from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), served a search warrant at Bolin’s residence at 1106 N. 12th Street. Inside the residence, several electronic and computer-related items, suspected methamphetamine and marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seized. A preliminary search of the electronic items resulted in the location of numerous items of child pornography.
Bolin was subsequently arrested while reporting to his probation officer. Bolin was lodged in the Finney County Jail on multiple counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
This is an ongoing investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.