BARNSTABLE – A Boston Firefighter was arraigned on Rape of a Child and related charges today in Barnstable District Court.
According to sources and court documents, Edward J. Kulik, Jr., age 56, of 97 Valley Brook Road in Centerville, was charged with three counts of Rape of Child with Force, three counts of Rape, and one count of Indecent Assault & Battery on a Person age 14 or Over…
The arrest took place yesterday…
Today, Kulik showed up for his arraignment represented by John T. Diamond, III, Esq., his private attorney representing him in the defense of the above charges.
A plea of “Not Guilty” was entered on all charges before Judge McGovern in the main criminal session of Barnstable District Court.
Kulik was released on personal recognizances with multiple conditions. Bail was ordered at $35,000 of which the defendant met bail by either a surety bond or $3,500 cash. Kulik was ordered to stay away from the victim and/or witnesses. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and/or witnesses. He was ordered to stay away from schools, mentoring programs, and children under 16 years of age.
Kulik was also fitted with and ordered to wear a GPS electronic monitoring device.
HN happened to be inside the courthouse when Kulik exited to apparently test the monitoring device by walking around the parking lot.
As you will see in the following video, which also shows Kulik leaving for the day, HN attempted to get answers to whether he was still with the Boston Fire Department… and to also receive a comment related to today’s charges.
Kulik was silent, but his brother briefly spoke to HN and indicated it was not a good time for an interview.
Edward J. Kulik, Jr. is due back on April 24, 2017 for a Pretrial Hearing to be held in the main criminal session of Barstable District Court.
The following video was shot today at Barnstable District Court.
UPDATE: According to the Boston Herald payroll database page , Kulik made $130,210.31 in 2016 as a Fire Lieutenant. NECN is reporting they confirmed Kulik’s employment with Boston FD… and just about all of his 2016 pay was considered “injury pay.”
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