Feb. 10, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241
WORCESTER — A 55-year-old North Brookfield man was sentenced to 15 to 20 years in state prison today after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court to drugging underage boys and videotaping and photographing abusive encounters with them while they were unconscious, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Paul Menard pleaded guilty to 33 charges, including 11 counts of rape and child rape, 11 counts of possessing child pornography, nine counts of posing a child in a state of nudity and two counts of indecent assault and battery of a person over 14.
The case involved at least four victims and the offenses occurred between 1998 and 2016.
Mr. Menard admitted that he invited boys to his home and served them drinks laced with drugs, which caused the victims to pass out.
During the investigation, police found multiple devices in his home that contained videos and photographs depicting child pornography.
Besides the prison sentence, Judge James G. Reardon ordered Mr. Menard to serve five years of probation after his release. Assistant District Attorney Lambrini V. Pashou recommended a sentence of 25-30 years in prison.
The case was investigated by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, North Brookfield Police and Worcester Police.