For Immediate Release - August 21, 2007

Former Boston City Councilor Pleads Guilty To Child Enticement

Former Boston City Councilor David Scondras pleaded guilty today in Lawrence District Court to enticement of a child under 16. Judge Kevin Gaffney ordered Scondras to register as a sex offender, and placed him on probation for 18 months. The judge also ordered him not to work with children under the age of 16, and not to use the Internet during the term of his probation. Scondras agreed to forfeit his computer.

Scondras, 61, of Cambridge, was arrested by police at about 1:15 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2006, in the parking lot of the Day Charter School in Lawrence. He thought he was meeting a 15-year-old boy at that location as the result of an instant message conversation. It was instead a 20-year-old man, who alerted police to a message he had received from Scondras.

The Commonwealth dismissed charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, larceny under $250, and providing liquor to a person under 21.

The Commonwealth was represented by Essex Assistant District Attorney Jana DiNatale. Scondras was represented by Attorney David Duncan.

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