AJ Man Sentenced to 160 Years in Prison

Conviction stems from March 2017 arrest for sexual conduct with a minor

Johnny Ray Bollinger, of Apache Junction, has been sentenced to 160 years on 37 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of involving or using a minor in drug offenses.

In March 2017, Apache Junction officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 2000 block of West Greenlee Avenue. Bollinger had made threats of suicide prior to police arrival, but was later placed under arrest following the domestic violence investigation.

Subsequent investigation, led by Detective Stephanie Jewell, revealed that Bollinger, 36, and his wife, Paula Ann Bollinger, 39, were suspected of repeatedly forcing 16- and 17-year-old girls to perform sexual acts with them. Further investigation revealed the teen-age girls were introduced to methamphetamine use and instructed on how to ingest it (the sexual acts would often involve the use of methamphetamine).

Video evidence obtained by police documented the sexual abuse and drug activity involving the Bollinger’s and the teen-age girls. It is believed these criminal acts occurred from 2015 through 2017.

Bollinger was sentenced by Pinal County Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Georgini on June 7.

Just prior to sentencing, Georgini told Bollinger, “This is one that will never be forgotten.”  Further commenting in Bollinger’s sentencing that his abusive acts towards teen-age girls reached a depth never seen by him before.

Paula Ann Bollinger is scheduled for trial in August for her role in the case.

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