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Ex-Firefighter On Trial For Rape Faces New Molestation Charges

William R. Bolduc, 56, is being held on $4 million bail after his re-arrest at the Southwest Justice Center today on new molestation allegations.

New molestation charges have been brought against a former firefighter already facing trial for the alleged December 2009 rape of his fiancee in her Murrieta home.

William Robert Bolduc, a former Chula Vista firefighter while she was under the influence of anesthesia from a medical procedure and videotaping the act, is now charged with child molestation.

Bolduc, 56, a one-time Menifee resident who had been out on his own recognizance, was taken into custody this morning at Southwest Justice Center in French Valley as a hearing for the rape trial was underway.

He was now being held on $4 million bail—$1 million for the previous charges and $3 million for the new charges, according to John Hall, spokesperson for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.

"That (bail) was the determination that the judge made based on his review of the evidence in the case," Hall said.

Bolduc was charged with two counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old, and two counts of engaging in oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child under 10 years old, according to court records. There is also a sentence enhancement of alleged sexual offense with more than one victim.

The alleged molestations date back to 2004, records state.

An anonymous source told Patch the charges involve his former stepchildren.

Bolduc pleaded not guilty to the new charges, records showed, and was scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 12.

Secrets of Safety January 04, 2012 at 11:52 PM
In the previous story, the article said "pictures" were recovered from his phone. Now this article says "video tape". Must be new evidence. Regardless - if there is photo evidence, this guy is in a lot of trouble. A person who rapes another person while they are incapacitated is one of the worst type of criminals. Rapists are the MOST likely of convicted sex offenders to be convicted again of a sex crime. That is to say, of the type of first offense sex crimes, this type of sex offender is the most likely to do it again. I don't see where this one is a registered sex offender.. He shouldn't get another chance, if convicted. As for molestation charges, if these are proven correct, this guy is vicious and should never get out. Of course, he should never get out for raping someone while they are incapacitated. Not only because he raped her, but the way he raped her. Hope the prosecutor tries the case based on evidence and not just emotion. If everything is as reported, there shouldn't be any problem with that.
Lisa January 05, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Wow, this guy has some pretty pissed off women in his past! I find it odd that the alleged rape occurred on December 9, 2009 but was not reported to police until March of 2010 and the alleged child molestations of his step-children occurred in 2004 but were not reported until December 2011. Hmmmmm, just an observation.
Secrets of Safety January 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM
"Bolduc was arrested a few weeks later. He wasn't charged for another two months, however, while the Riverside County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case." Lisa, it was reported and he was arrested. The DA took their time to investigate which is common when a person employed by the county or state are accused. But, in all fairness, any case where the DA takes time to investigate is a good thing. That means if they charge the person it is more likely they will not waste tax payer money and subsequently lose the case. We will have to see what happens with the case, but having pictures to back up the allegations will be pretty damaging. The molest, there doesn't seem to be much openly disclosed so the press can't report it. That's a good thing from the standpoint of a person getting a fair trial, since so many jurors usually find out more wrong information about a case through the media and form prejudiced opinions prior to trial. And that frustrates the attempt to defend a person at trial. Overcoming prejudice in a trial is very difficult. Unfortunately, the media doesn't care about that. Not that I defend this guy at all, but it is just a fact that the media ruins too many lives with their irresponsible reporting. Just to get people to read or listen to their story.
Ann Martin January 05, 2012 at 11:05 PM
The rape happened on Dec. 9, 2009 and he was arrested on Jan 3, 2010 once the DA had enough evidence - so you can stop OBSERVING. Yes, women are pissed and with good cause.
Secrets of Safety January 05, 2012 at 11:11 PM
And the arrest happened after the victim had taken several days (not stated exactly how many days) to take the phone to someone and have the pictures recovered. So, the time from purported crime to arrest is not unreasonable.
JM August 16, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Great observation Lisa. I was thinking the same thing. As a mother of 2 children, if my children were molested, I would report it YESTERDAY!!!!! Something is off. If guilty, hang him, but there is a trial that needs to be fully heard by a fair jury.

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