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Voice changer, phones, found in home of man charged in Bay City schools terror threats

By adriana_acosta
Feb. 11, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 10, 2011 at 8:11 p.m.


BAY CITY - Items seized during a search of Paul Nolen May's home shed more light into the ongoing investigation of terroristic threats against Bay City School children and employees.

Among the items seized were seven phones and a voice changer, according to the inventory of the search of the home when he was arrested on Jan. 26. The inventory is on file in the district clerk's office.

Officials would not comment on the significance of the items taken in the search.

"It would be inappropriate for me to comment on the prosecutorial aspects of a pending case," said Steven Reis, Matagorda County district attorney.

The Bay City Police Department would not comment on the items seized.

May, 41, was charged with 12 counts of making terroristic threats against school children via anonymous letters to the district, text messages, bomb threats and phone calls to homes and businesses. The threats started during the Christmas break.

Other items found in the home were several handguns, rifles and shotguns, an Apple I-pad, blank envelopes, a red ink pen, one orange in color, Bay City Junior High substitute teacher identification badge, a package of Five Star notebook paper and an Eddie Bauer Sport Long Sleeve Pullover shirt.

Last week, the substitute teacher was charged with two counts each of indecency with a child and improper relationship between educator and student.

An affidavit, also on file in district clerk's office, said these incidents occurred in October and November.

The victim is a 16-year-old Bay City High School girl whose family was friends with May.

The court document, prepared by Susan Maxwell, investigator for the Matagorda County District Attorney's office, stated that on one occasion, the girl got a leg cramp and May massaged her thigh and then touched her genitals on more than one occasion.

Each time, the teenage girl asked May to stop.

The court document also stated May made sexually inappropriate remarks on her Facebook page.

Maxwell could not be reached for comment.

May is in the Matagorda County Jail in lieu of $240,000 bail.

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