A lawyer and Roxbury sober house proprietor who authorities say sexually exploited younger males on the substance abuse restoration facility and at his Reading residence pleaded responsible in Suffolk Superior Court on Oct. 2.
Judge William Sullivan sentenced David Perry, 58, of Reading, to two-and-a-half years within the House of Correction and three years of probation after he pleaded responsible to 15 counts of proof tampering; eight counts of conspiracy to distribute unlawful medication; six counts of possession of unlawful Class B, C, and E substances; one depend of distribution of a Class B substance; and 6 counts of intercourse for a price, in line with the state Attorney General’s workplace.
“David Perry intentionally abused his position of power as both a lawyer and operator of a sober home to prey on and exploit those in his care,” Attorney General Maura Healey stated in an announcement. “My office has made combatting the opioid epidemic a top priority and we will continue to work with our partners to investigate and prosecute individuals who abuse and manipulate those in recovery.”
Perry owned and operated the nonprofit Recovery Education Services, Inc., or RES, prosecutors stated. The group runs a residential facility for males recovering from drug and alcohol habit in Roxbury.
An investigation by Healey’s workplace discovered that Perry, from 2012 by 2017, exploited younger males on the facility and his house in Reading for intercourse in alternate for giving them cash, hire and housing, medication, and authorized illustration, in line with officers.
“He also falsified letters he sent to various probation departments on behalf of numerous individuals, including some who were his legal clients and some who lived at RES,” Healey’s workplace stated in an announcement. “In the letters, Perry falsely stated the individual had been tested for drugs and produced a clean urine sample showing no sign of illegal drugs. In some cases, the letters also falsely stated the individual was a resident of RES, sober and participating in the recovery programming offered at the sober house.”
Perry was arrested in November 2017 after authorities searched the RES facility and Perry’s house and located fentanyl, cocaine, and “various prescription drugs including Methamphetamine, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, and Clonazepam,” officers stated.
He was indicted on 32 out of the 34 counts in opposition to him in May 2018 and was indicted on one depend every of distribution of a Class B substance and conspiracy to distribute unlawful medication three months earlier, prosecutors stated.
Sullivan additionally ordered that Perry, as soon as on probation, should give up his regulation license, stay drug free with random screenings, avoid witnesses, and attend Narcotics Anonymous conferences, officers stated. He’s not allowed to function any sober properties or remedy services, in line with prosecutors.