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3 men arrested on kidnapping, child enticement charges in East Longmeadow

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - Three men are facing charges including kidnapping and enticement of a minor after an investigation in East Longmeadow.

East Longmeadow Police Sgt. Jason Guinipero told 22News the following suspects have been arrested in connection with the investigation: 67-year-old Kenneth Gullotti, of Springfield, 48-year-old Raymond Corbeil, of Springfield, and 19-year-old Nathaniel Paulo, of Ludlow.

Gullotti is facing two counts of kidnapping of a child and two counts of enticement of a child under 16. According to court documents obtained by 22News, East Longmeadow Police Department's investigation revealed that Gullotti conversed with the 11-year-old victim through an app. The documents also state that Gullotti picked up the victim from his home without his parents' permission in the middle of the night, drove him to his home in his vehicle on multiple occasions with the intent of raping the victim. According to the police report obtained by 22News, Gullotti and the victim both described sexual encounters during those two instances.

"Throughout the investigation it is made clear to Mr. Gullotti that the victim is underage multiple times either through the victims chats stating his age, in messages where Mr. Gullotti asks the victim what time he gets out of school, or photos sent by the victim to Mr. Gullotti of himself," the police report states.

Corbeil, an employee of Springfield Public Schools, has been charged with one count of enticement of a child under 16 in connection with the investigation.

Springfield Public Schools spokesperson Azell Cavaan told 22News Corbeil worked as a facilities technician in the school system. She added that he will no longer be employed with SPS effective Friday.

According to court documents, Corbeil was released from custody on multiple conditions including that he have no contact with anyone under 18 years-old, no contact with the alleged victim, no social media or dating app use, and that he not leave Massachusetts.

Paulo, is facing nine counts of obscene matter to a minor, in connection with the investigation. According to court documents obtained by 22News, Paulo and the 11-year-old victim messaged each other through an app in which explicit photos were sent and sexual comments were made.

"It was found during the investigation Mr. Paulo knowingly disseminated obscene matter to a person who he clearly knew to be a minor, while knowing the photos of a ----- are harmful and obscene," the police report states.

Guinipero said all suspects have been arraigned in Palmer District Court.


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