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Ex-Firefighter to Stand Trial For Child Molestation

Separate from the alleged rape of his fiancee in 2009 in Murrieta, William R. Bolduc, 56, must stand trial for the suspected molestation of two young children.

A former firefighter charged with must also stand trial for the alleged sexual abuse of two young children related to his ex-wife, a Riverside County judge ruled today.

William Robert Bolduc, 56, could face 60 years to life in prison if convicted of on a child and oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child under 10 years old, as well as a sentence- enhancing allegation that multiple victims were involved.

Superior Court Judge Kelly Hansen, who found there was sufficient evidence to bound Bolduc over for trial, set an April 17 post-indictment arraignment date.

The judge left bail at $3 million for Bolduc, who is being held at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

The prosecution called three witnesses for the hearing -- Murrieta police Detectives Angela Rainey and Jennifer Oster, along with Bolduc's ex- wife, Laura. The defense did not summon any witnesses.

The alleged victims -- whose identities were not released -- came forward roughly a year ago and told  family members that the defendant had molested them when they all lived under the same roof in Quail Valley, near Perris, in 2004 and 2005, according to testimony.

The girl was around 3 or 4 years old at the time, and her brother was 5 or 6, according to the prosecution.

Laura Bolduc testified that she initiated divorce proceedings in 2006 after the defendant became "physically and sexually abusive."

Bolduc, who retired from the Chula Vista Fire Department in 2010 after 18 years on the job, is separately charged with rape of a victim under the influence, sodomy and sexual penetration with a foreign object in connection with an alleged attack on his then-fiancee, whose identity was not released.

The alleged assault occurred on Dec. 9, 2009, after she underwent oral surgery and Bolduc took her back to her Murrieta home, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by Murrieta police Detective Andrew Dorcas.

The woman had been heavily sedated for the procedure and was barely conscious as the anesthesia wore off over several hours, according to court papers.

Dorcas said she recalled hearing a camera phone clicking and being vaguely aware that her clothes were being removed and put back on again. She told the detective that after awakening, she had pain in several places that suggested sexual activity.

Several days later, the woman took Bolduc's mobile phone to an electronics shop and had two dozen recently erased images restored. According to Dorcas, the photos showed the woman on her stomach, nude, and the defendant allegedly probing her.

If convicted in that case, Bolduc could face a dozen years behind bars. Deputy District Attorney Sean Crandell told City News Service that he may seek to have the molestation and rape cases consolidated.

lisa April 04, 2012 at 05:32 AM
I believe strongly in capital punishment.for any child molester. There is no fix for these people, they were a bad seed from the start.. I think this man should rott in hell. My heart goes out to the victims and most of all to them babies. We need to keep these bad seeds off the street.. thanks for listening. Lisa
A. Shores April 04, 2012 at 05:54 AM
This type of deviant behavior is reprehensible. If all these allegations are true (and I have a strong reason to believe they are) he needs to be locked away for a very long time. How can a person commit such horrible, unspeakable acts upon innocent children, let alone his own fiance? He apparently has a multiplex of very deep psychological issues that may never be healed...natural death behind bars may be the only solution that keeps the public safe. Sincerely, a friend of the victim.
Holly Marco April 04, 2012 at 07:59 AM
As a close friend of the children's mother, I have witnessed how immense the emotional devastation can be when faced with this unimaginable situation. No matter what the outcome is, emotional and psychological bruises will remain. I hope the media will respect the children's privacy in this difficult time in the hopes they will someday,somehow be able to put this horrific tragedy behind them and have a bright and hopeful future -Holly ?
Dog April 04, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Woooooooo-boy... this jerk in trouble, children under 10? Have fun with Bubba in the showers dude...
Gary Linn April 04, 2012 at 07:22 PM
The pain and damage to the victims is unbelievable. Like Lisa and Dog I think he will get his capital punishment at the hands of his new friends in the pen.

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