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October 26, 2012

More charges added in nude clown case

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At the Newbury barracks, Vosolo indicated several times that he was just trying to satisfy a sexual fantasy.

“Among other things, Vosolo expressed that he was sorry and embarrassed about his actions,” Caranfa wrote in his report.

According to state police, Vosolo has no previous convictions. But in 1988, he admitted to sufficient facts that he had been driving drunk, according to Hernon.

Hernon said that while a Total Entertainment employee bailed Vosolo out of custody Wednesday, the company immediately terminated his employment based on his arrest.

A representative of the Danvers-based Total Entertainment said Vosolo had previously worked as a tent installer and truck driver. When asked if he had also worked as a children’s entertainer, the representative would not comment.

According to Vosolo’s LinkedIn profile, a professional networking website, he lists himself as an event manager for Total Entertainment. Over the years, Vosolo has attended numerous functions across the state dressing up as Uncle Sam, Elvis Presley and other characters. Various photos online show him dressed as a clown, marching in a Swampscott parade and posing with Red Sox legend Bill Lee at a community event in Ipswich.

Since 1992, Total Entertainment has provided clowns, mimes, magicians, pirates, stilt walkers and other entertainers for birthday parties, festivals and events. The business also offers bounce houses, table games, costumes, DJs and sports inflatables. Over the years, clients have included the Massachusetts State Police, Verizon, Partners Healthcare and Fidelity Investments. Total Entertainment is at 123 Liberty St. and is owned by Danvers resident Richard Kraby.

In 2009, Vosolo was the subject of a background check by the Essex County Probation Department after he agreed to allow a former Salem resident, Nicholas Pratt, who was accused of shaking his then-6-month-old son, to live with him. Pratt also worked at Total Entertainment, where Vosolo was listed in court documents as his supervisor.

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