MCSO detention officer arrested for sending nude photos to teen girls

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by Catherine Holland / azfamily.com

azfamily.com

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 26 at 10:36 AM

SUN CITY -- A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detention officer is facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor after allegedly sending nude photos of himself to girls he met online.

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Police arrested Dominic Boulter, 51, Thursday at an MCSO substation in Avondale.

According to investigators, Boulter allegedly used a Web site called PhoneZoo.com to meet girls between 13 and 17 years old. This reportedly began in early 2005.

Court paperwork indicates that he allegedly engaged in sexually explicit conversations via text messages, even exchanging nude photos with at least eight underage girls. Those girls lived all over the country.

The paperwork also shows that Boulter suggested in-person meetings. During those SMS conversations, he allegedly told the girls he was 15 years old, 27 years old and 32 years old.

According to court documents, Boulter admitted sending "harmful images" to one girl he knew to be underage. The same documents show he also told detectives that he chatted via text message and Web cam with another underage girl whom he encouraged to masturbate.

Boulter faces a variety of charges, including transmitting obscene material with a minor, luring a minor for sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation of a minor, and unlawful age representation.

Boulter, a Sun City resident who is a Canadian citizen, was released on $20,000 bond/ The judge ordered him to surrender his passport. In addition, Boulter has been placed on an electronic-monitoring system and is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with minors.

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