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Marblehead Child Porn, Weapons Case Moves Forward

The case against a Marblehead man accused of possessing child pornography, illegal firearms and marijuana in his Puritan Road home was continued last week.

A Marblehead man accused of possessing 13 unregistered guns, three packages of marijuana and child pornography in his home on Puritan Road earlier this year had his case continued last week in Lynn District Court.

At his arraignment in August, Raymond Depaula, 39, of 23 Puritan Road, Marblehead, pleaded not guilty to to charges of possessing child pornography, possessing a class D substance (marijuana), 8 counts of improperly storing a firearm and 13 counts of possessing a firearm without a firearms identification card.

Judge Stacey J. Fortes-White ordered Depaula held on $20,000 cash bail - an amount he reportedly posted on Aug. 22.

The case was moved to gun court on Sept. 5, and he has since hired defense attorney H. Drew Romanovitz.

On the morning of Aug. 15, local officers, working in cooperation with the State Police and representatives of the Department of Homeland Security, reportedly arrived at Depaula's home and he granted them permission to search the premises and his two computers, according to court documents.

During the search, police reportedly found 13 unregistered firearms. Five of the weapons were reportedly stored in a locked safe in Depaula's closet - the other 8 were reportedly found unsecured in an unlocked gun chest in a different closet.

Police also reportedly searched Depaula's computer and found pornographic images of children performing sexual acts on adults.

"The investigation is ongoing and police expect an additional forensic search of his computer will lead to further charges with significant and severe penalties," a prosecutor said at his arraignment.

Depaula reportedly admitted to viewing child pornography but denied sending it anyone else, according to police.

Also found at Depaula's home were three containers of marijuana, two of which were reportedly located in his freezer. The marijuana reportedly weighed out to approximately 1.5 ounces, according to court documents.

The guns reportedly found by police:

  • .22 caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol
  • .22 caliber Beretta semi-automatic pistol
  • .22 caliber Iver Johnson revolver
  • .357 Magnum caliber Sturm Ruger
  • .38 Special caliber Colt revolver
  • .38 Special caliber Smith & Wesson revolver
  • .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver
  • .38 caliber Rossi revolver
  • .22 caliber Remington bolt-action rifle
  • .30 caliber Marlin lever-action rifle
  • .22 caliber Remington bolt-action rifle
  • 12 gauge Harrington & Richardson shotgun
  • 12 gauge Mossberg shotgun

Depaula also has a prior arrest for statutory rape.

At his arraignment, his lawyer noted that a sealed statutory rape case he had continued without a finding in 1995 stemmed from a relationship Depaula had with a 15-year-old.

While his case is pending, Depaula has been ordered to stay away from and have no contact with children under the age of 16.

He is now scheduled to return to gun court on Feb. 7 for a pretrial hearing, according to court documents.

Marblehead Patch will be posting updates as they become available.

John Q. Marbleheader December 13, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Is the part of the article that says you admitted viewing, but not distributing, the child porn accurate?
Ray DePaula December 13, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Sir. I was sent spam years ago. And anyone acording to a legal rep. That opens ANY MAIL that has it is cinsidered guilty. As I said before. Spam is what it is. I was not Computer savy back then.
Ray DePaula December 13, 2012 at 07:37 PM
My daughter had a wonderful group of friends in town. She got great grades at the village, I shaparoned many trips. I had many sleep overs. Not 1 child could say ANYTHING ever happened...I am not emploied at.the moment, but what little I have, I have donated to.toys for tots. And a very nice gift for adopt a family. So I understand peoples anger or protectiveness, but as I told othets, I eoulf take my own life before I ever harm a childs. And thats thje truth.
John Q. Marbleheader December 13, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Computer forensics will easily determine if it was spam accidentally accessed briefly years ago. Any comment on the unregistered firearms? Lot of (unregistered) hardware for simple home protection.
Ray DePaula December 13, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Yes the pc doctors will. I had.weapons since I was 14. Member of danvers gun club as well. Never renewed ltc cause I had no use for them, never got around to selling them. Just stayed in a gun cabnet, THAT HAD A LOCK but father has dementa and.alsimers, drilled lock out cause HE wanted CONTROL of them. I dont lie to police, that is why I said come in....nithing to hide.
Ray DePaula December 13, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Oh ya...and a brother who no has POA over him. I at least kept bills current, Him hes alread 2mths behind on property taxes. His last girlfriend told me he,likes to HIDE bills, out of sigjy.out of mind....pretty good huh???
Ray DePaula December 13, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Anyone want the truth im me on here. Thr R word happened to me, I have nothing to hide, so if you want the truth. Fell feel free I will tell the truth as under oath.n
csp December 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Everyone has a right to defend themselves but this does not seem to be an appropriate forum to discuss the guilt or innocence of an alleged criminal. Mr. DePaula, you will have your day in court and possibly a lawyer to defend you. I assume that the police and department of homeland security had more than enough probable cause to show up on your door step and search your home. Ignorance, in my opinion is not a defense. If you had as you say, countless people of "low worth" in your home using drugs than at minimum you placed that daughter of yours in danger. I suggest you talk with a lawyer instead of pleading your case on the Patch.
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I chose to keep a few things to myself, but as I can see, thiis town does not care about me. So why should ibcare about anyone in it....i,will fill my lawyer in tommorw abot the hidden issues, butblet me at least say, alot of fingers will be pointing to alotvof professional people.....from Police to teachers, to bankets.....all who have daughters....would you like mr to ruin your lives???? You dont seem to care about mine....
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Lol...cliff. That person was and still is a mental case, I have been told by many people who know het too...and she was far from Inocennt when she came to me. 2 sides to every story buddy.
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I love social media, think what you want. I dont care, I know who I am. I good person who would give my life for anyone in danger. Shame people think what they want. All the girls that were in my care last year have nothing bad to say. and the whole 5th grade class of a.scholl that I was involved with shaparoneing.
Mungojerrie December 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Ray, I personally know the "mental case" you are referring to. Let me tell you something: a TWENTY-ONE YEAR OLD should know better than to mess with a FIFTEEN YEAR OLD. Whether or not she was "innocent" when she came to you is IRRELEVANT. When you are an adult, you know better than to mess around with children. At fifteen, she was a CHILD, whether she acted like a child or not. YOU are the one who has done something wrong here, so why do you expect pity from the town? Furthermore, to continue to act as if you have done nothing wrong shows that you have no concept of guilt, regret, or shame. Again, whether or not she acted like an adult, SHE WASN'T. And to be honest, you're darn lucky to still be in one piece. If a twenty-one year old man was to form an inappropriate relationship with MY daughter (yes, it WAS inappropriate, whether you think so or not), he would not be so lucky. And she's not a mental case now, which is good for her, considering the effect it must have had on her to be MANIPULATED by a grown man.
Mungojerrie December 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM
The fact that you continue to be defensive over this instead of being an adult and accepting that what you did was wrong indicates that YOU are the mental case. Also, do you have an attorney? You should ask him or her about your posts on this article. I bet your attorney will also question your sanity. I personally question both your sanity and your education after reading your posts.
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Why are you even disscussing a 20year seald case that the law had no right to open? And yes I have a daughter I would do the same thing you would if anyone looled at her wrong. Also as I have stated brfore, I dont harm kids. If you know the person then you should know her parents were fine with our 4 year relationship. With a 1/3 carat diamind on her had. Again 2 sides...
Mungojerrie December 14, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Why am I discussing it? Because you brought it up first. Remember that? And because it has bearing on your current child pornography charges. And how do you figure the law had no right to open the case? It is against the law for a twenty-one year old to have a sexual relationship with a fifteen year old. What her parents thought was irrelevant too. It is against the law, along with being morally wrong. See, you were the adult. To be sexually attracted to a child is wrong in and of itself. Then, to act on that attraction is where the legal issues come in. The fact that when you were 21 you were sleeping with a 15 year old, and have admitted to viewing pornography in which children were performing sexual acts on adults tells me that this is a part of your personality. It's not okay, Ray. It's not. It wasn't then, and it isn't now. And that doesn't have anything to do with "sides". That is law.
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 07:21 PM
When a judge seals a case its sealed done...next...as for her, only person who could vouch for me has been dead for 6yrs. So that... Parents have every right to say you see her again im pressing charges...so agin that. I didnt bring up a 20 yr old case some looser on here, created a temp account and then deleted it. But we a lol l know the marblehead patch has some kind of forensiscs of that post on there harddrive. Correct?
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 07:22 PM
And agin smart phones dont always read the lettersbas I type, so excuse the typos.
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Oh.. And also, did she tell you, that when she was engaged, that she took me to a park her and her how husband used to goto, she drove me in her purple tracker, standard 5spd. Soft top. And made out almost went more. But I said not in public....probably not huh.
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 08:20 PM
No more comments??? I have a lot more truth to say.
Mungojerrie December 14, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Actually, I'm at work. So I can only do this periodically. NONE of that matters. You broke the law. You committed a sexual offense by sleeping with a fifteen year old, which you knew was wrong. You viewed child pornography, which you knew was wrong. You can throw "she did this" and "she did that" at me all day long - that doesn't change the facts that you committed two sexual offenses, both having to do with minors. The case was so sealed that this news source found it somehow, huh?
Petey Pancakes December 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM
What about the weed Ray?
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Work. Sorry. Didn Rt know. Again a sealed case is done. Drop that. Talk about the cp. Fine, compuyer was not pass worded, It was.public. All her girl friends used it. And my skummy brothers things he called girlfriends. One of her girl friends I already reported to my lawyer. Whos under age, and I will noy say her name.
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Weed,.no comment, was used yo self meficate, from dealing with my 87yo. Idiot fathrr. Who was going yo be put in a home where he should have been years ago, butvi promised MY mother,.i would takebcare of him,.witch I did for over 5 yrs. Till he caused problems. And I have dr. reports about him......next
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I dont mind people asking questions, lets leave the past where it belongs, its not fair to my ex. Ok. I will point fingers at EVERYONE who has been involvrd in my life, lets keep it current. Ok.
Petey Pancakes December 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Have you been puffin on that wacky tabacky today?
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Lol. Never touched it since aug 17 or when ever I spent time in middleton
Ray DePaula December 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM
I dont need drugs, my looser father and brothrts are not in my life, why would I need drugs?
Lemmy Caution December 15, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Ray, I don't know you from a hole in the wall (though I imagine the hole in the wall is more capable of simple coherence than you are) but from your posts it is very clear that you are a selfish, deluded, insecure man who refuses to take responsibility for your inability to control yourself sexually. It is people like you who should be away for a long, long time. If you had the means to incriminate these "bad people" in your life I'm sure you would have by now; you haven't got a leg to stand on and it shows. It's unfortunate. Sad, sick, little man.
Ray DePaula December 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Lol...always have to have some looser start this up again. You know what, enjoy your fun. I have more important things in my life, like my daughter to talk to, and spend time with. Then to play games with loosers like you, and anyone else who comments.
Norm June 10, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Hey man, what was your sentencing? When do you go to the big house and for how long?

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