WORCESTER – A North Brookfield man was sentenced to 15 to 20 years after pleading guilty in Worcester Superior Court today 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.
According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., Paul Menard, 55, was drugging underage boys, videotaping and photographing abusive encounters with them while they were unconscious.
The case involved at least four victims and the offenses occurred between 1998 and 2016.
According to the DA, Menard admitted that he invited boys to his home and served them drinks laced with drugs, causing 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, Menard was ordered to serve five years of probation after his release.
The case was investigated by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, North Brookfield Police and Worcester Police.
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