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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Child Pornography Investigation Details

Edward Bourget of Blackberry Hill Rd., Wrentham
Charged with Child Porn Offenses

On February 29, 2012, Edward Bourget, Date of Birth 09/08/1963,  was arrested at his Wrentham home as several Wrentham Police Officers, MetroLEC Officers and agents from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security (ICE/HIS) executed a search warrant related to a Child Pornography Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.  

This investigation was initiated several months ago when an agent of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office working undercover established contact with the suspect via a web site called Motherless. "Motherless-Go Ahead She Isn't Looking" describes themselves as being a free file host where anything legal goes. It has a live chat, classifieds and message boards including an anonymous confession section.

On September 21, 2011, the suspect allegedly responded to the undercover classified ad on the Motherless web site. The undercover ad suggested a 14 year old female was being offered to engage in sexual activities. The suspect allegedly responded to the ad and began exchanging e-mails with the undercover agent that included plans for the suspect to travel to Florida to have sex with the child. The suspect followed through with the travel to Florida in February 2012, however; the planned meeting never took place.

During numerous e-mail exchanges between the undercover and the suspect, the suspect allegedly e-mailed images that are considered to be child pornography.

When the search warrant executed on February 29, 2012, evidence was seized including cameras, computers and other electronics that are being forensically examined at the Metrolec Computer Crime Laboratory in Norwood.

Mr. Bourget was charged with Disseminating Child Pornography, specifically material that contains representations and/or reproductions of children, under the age of eighteen, in a state of nudity and Possession of Child Pornography. He was arraigned the same day and bail was set at $10,000.000 cash. Mr. Bourget was bailed on March 1, 2012 with conditions that include wearing a GPS monitor; orders to stay away from schools and playgrounds and stay away from children under 18 years of age.

This investigation is continuing.