Alexander Boitsov will be sentenced in October
Dance instructor Alexander Boitsov, 66, of Hockessin, pleaded guilty to second-degree unlawful sexual contact for an incident involving a 17-year-old boy in a Dover dance studio locker room.
Boitsov was accused of telling the victim, who was a student at The Dance Conservatory, to undress under the guise of providing instruction and then engaging in sexual contact with the victim June 23, 2017.
After the boy’s parents reported the incident June 26, the Dover Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for a single count of second-degree unlawful sexual contact and Boitsov was arrested without incident June 28 in New York City by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force at the Ellison School of Ballet.
He later was extradited to Delaware.
Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Dickerson secured the plea, according to a May 18 press release from the state Department of Justice. Boitsov will be sentenced by a Superior Court judge in October after a presentence investigation. Boitsov, who taught at a number of ballet studios in the region, also faces charges in Chester County, Pennsylvania, for sexually assaulting a student there.