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BROCKTON, Mass. -- Federal authorities say a 54-year-old Brockton man is facing child pornography charges for allegedly e-mailing pictures he took of underage girls in sleeping positions.
Authorities say Dane Boesse also e-mailed a videotape of a 12-year-old girl having sex with an adult male.
Boesse was arrested in a four-count indictment charging him with transporting videos of child pornography and possessing images of child pornography and e-mailing them from his home computer.
He was released on $50,000 bond on the condition he wear an electronic monitoring device after appearing in federal court on Thursday. He is scheduled back in court on Sept. 9.

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Porn suspect unknown to police

Dane "Bill" Boesse, who is a member of the local Masonic Lodge, led a quiet life, according to neighbors

Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise
Dane Boesse walks up the driveway of his at his home at 188 Concord St. The 54-year-old Brockton man was charged Thursday with child pornography and allegedly took pictures of underage girls in sleeping positions and e-mailed them to someone in Cleveland.

By Elaine Allegrini
Posted Aug 08, 2008 @ 11:20 PM
Last update Aug 08, 2008 @ 11:39 PM

Brockton child porn suspect lived quietly in residential area, say neighbors
Neighbors say Dane "Bill" Boesse, 54, led a quiet life with his family on Concord Street and was active in the Masonic Lodge, but authorities claim he also had a hidden life.
Boesse was arrested at his home Thursday morning and charged in a federal indictment with possession and transportation of child pornography.
Prosecutors said he also took photographs of underage girls in various sleeping positions and mailed them to someone in Cleveland.
Boesse hung up the telephone when called by The Enterprise on Friday and refused to talk to a reporter who went to his house Thursday. He has been confined to his house by a U.S. District Court judge and ordered to wear a monitoring bracelet after being released on $50,000 unsecured bond.
Neighbors said Boesse and his family kept to themselves in the white bungalow in an established South side neighborhood, a home occupied by past generations of his wife Kathleen's family. But, at least one neighbor noticed the absence of the couple's two young daughters in recent months.
"I kind of figured something was up," said Bob DeCosta who lives across the street from the Boesses. "We used to see them coming home from school, but then we stopped seeing them. I asked him where they were and he said, 'Oh, we sent them to boarding school.'"
"You know, I didn't believe him," DeCosta added.
Alison Goodwin, spokesman for the state Department of Children and Families, declined to comment on the agency's involvement with the family, citing the pending criminal case.
Brockton Police Chief William Conlon said Boesse was not known to his department. Local police accompanied agents from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to arrest Boesse at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at his home.
Yvonne Vissing, director of the Center for Child Studies at Salem State College, said it is not uncommon for people to have a "hidden life."
John J. Ready, a former Norton Boy Scout leader facing child pornography charges in Virginia, this week waived his right to a speedy trial there and his case was continued until Dec. 2.
And on Friday, Stewart Rebell, 35, of 9 Shaw Ave., second floor, Middleboro, was arraigned in Wareham District Court on charges he raped a child with force. Rebell, a Level 2 sex offender, was convicted in 1984 for indecent assault and battery on a child 14 or older.
"Just because somebody looks good on the surface, it doesn't mean they're safe for kids to be around," Vissa said.
Boesse has been an active member of the Baalis-Sandford Lodge of Masons in Brockton where, in 2004, he chaired the annual Halloween haunted house event for children.
Peter DelSette, a member of the lodge, said he knows Boesse from lodge meetings and activities there, but was unsure how long he had been a member. DelSette declined to comment on the charges against Boesse, noting that he was just reading the newspaper story.
Boesse's arrest will not change his status with the lodge, according to Jeff Gardiner, grand secretary of the Grand Lodges of Masons in Massachusetts.
"This is something that is new to us," said Gardiner. "At this point, there's nothing we can do as an organization until he's actually been convicted."
The grand master will suspend any member who is convicted of a crime, he added.
Gardiner said acceptance to the Masonic Lodge is a process that requires a member to sponsor candidates, an investigation of the nominee by a three-member panel and finally a vote by the general membership.
"The ballot must be unanimous," Gardiner said.
"Our goal is to have our members be the most ethical, trustful and trustworthy men in the world," he said.
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