Paul V. Burdulis – Repeat Sex Offender

A convicted sex offender accused of sending naked photographs of himself to a 13-year-old boy was ordered held on $15,000 cash bail yesterday.

Paul V. Burdulis, 39, whose address is listed in court records as both 285 Plantation St. and 62 Westminster St., was arrested by Auburn police after an investigation that began when the boy’s father provided detectives with a slip of paper Mr. Burdulis allegedly gave to the boy at a local golf range, according to Assistant District Attorney Mark W. Murphy.

The prosecutor said the piece of paper had Mr. Burdulis’ e-mail address and telephone number written on it and that Mr. Burdulis asked the boy to contact him.

Detectives began communicating via e-mail with Mr. Burdulis, who, believing he was corresponding with the 13-year-old, sent photographs of himself naked in the bathtub and invited the boy to his house to view “naughty pictures,” according to Mr. Murphy.

Mr. Burdulis was arraigned yesterday afternoon in Central District Court on charges of enticing a child under 16 and dissemination of matter harmful to minors stemming from the Auburn investigation. He was also charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Worcester.

Mr. Murphy said Mr. Burdulis was convicted of child pornography charges while in the military.

Judge Paul L. McGill set a total of $15,000 cash bail and continued Mr. Burdulis’ case to June 9.

In January, possession of child pornography charges against Mr. Burdulis were dismissed at the prosecution’s request in Worcester Superior Court after a judge ruled that an April 12, 2008, police search of Mr. Burdulis’ Burncoat Street home was unlawful.

Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder’s ruling suppressing evidence left prosecutors without a case against Mr. Burdulis, Assistant District Attorney Joseph J. Reilly III said in moving for dismissal of the charges.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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