A few weeks back we reported that a Dorchester man was arrested for videotaping students in Boston including Boston Latin School. The defendant, Eric Tran Thai, 36, allegedly surreptitiously recorded high school students while they used urinals and bathroom stalls. Well, federal magistrate judge has revoked bail and “home detention” for Thai for fear he would re-offend or flee the country.
According to Universal Hub, Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley ordered him held behind bars pending the outcome of his trial on five counts of sexual exploitation of children.
Each charge of sexual exploitation of children provides for a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 15 years and a maximum 30-year sentence; a minimum of five years and a maximum of lifetime supervised release; and a fine of up to $250,000.
Thai is an alumnus of Boston Latin School who graduated in 2000. Officials said he has no current affiliation with the school and entered the school after normal hours.
In addition to Boston Latin School, investigators found on Thai’s phone and computers several folders labeled: BU, MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, Bunker Hill, and several malls and airports.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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