<FONT color="#666600"><font face="broadway bt"> <FONT SIZE="5">Where<br> <IMG SRC="/ok/sotodeoro/images/cherubs.gif" <br><br><br> The Boys Are <BODY BGCOLOR="#cccc99" <br><br><br><br> <IMG SRC="/ok/sotodeoro/images/rainbow.gif" <br><br><br> </HEAD> <i><FONT SIZE="4"><FONT FACE="garamond"> The song of the executioner<br> Foretold o'this distant shore<br> The point quite clear<br> Be ye faggot or queer<br> Soon ye shall be nevermore<br> </i>Bob Pauley<i> Song of the Executioner</i> <br><br><br> <FONT SIZE="3"> </CENTER> Meanwhile, on the other side of the continent, the land of fun and sun awaited. Things were going on there that Paul didn't know about, but they were going to have a mighty effect upon his life. <br><br> The beach of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is something else! It sets the scene for nonstop action - sex, money, drugs, kids. Kids? Lauderdale is known for the movie 'Where the Boys Are', as kids of all ages gather, usually on 'spring break', to party. Serious partying! The Arcade, Tradewinds, the Marlin Beach Hotel - serious fun spots all - was the area where Paul William Scott's future was to be decided. <br><br> Cruising the 'Strip', Ft. Lauderdale Beach's hotspot, a familiar figure was one James Alessi (Jimmy) Alessi. With money - lots of money - and a beautiful home in nearby and affluent Boca Raton to the north about 20 miles, Jimmy had the world by the tail - you get my drift. <br><br> James Alessi's sexual leanings were mostly male, ages 12 to 20. His sexual liasons were solicited largely form runaways and kids away from home in need of money. About age 26 at the time - this was late 1976 - he was a large young man, probably 6'2", about 225 pounds or so. He owned Arcade Flowers, which sold floral arrangements, silk flowers and jewelry. <br><br> Homosexual hangouts from Palm Beach to Miami were very well known to 'Jimmy' Alessi. One such spot was South Birch Road, which was in Ft. Lauderdale. The date was November 28, 1976. It was late on a Saturday night, at 1:30 a.m. into Sunday, when plainclothes police officer M. Bushnell approached Alessi this <a href="https://www.angelfire.com/ok/sotodeoro/alessi1.html"> police report</a> tells it best. <br><br> And so, you see, 'Where the Boys Are' had special meaning for Jimmy Alessi on the streets of Ft. Lauderdale. Alessi's entire existence revolved around his insatiable appetite for healthy young boys, and he would go to great lenghts to satisfy this desire. <br><br> The police in Boca Raton (Palm Beach County) knew him as well. They knew his m.o. - his tendency to lure male minors into his home, offering drugs and money in exchange for sexual favors. They had followed his perverse trail for years, having several encounters with him. <br><br> On the night of December 3, 1978, Jimmy scores a big one. He has met and lured into his home a 19 year old babyfaced kid by the name of Richard Kondian. He met 'Rick' at the Copa, a gay disco, earlier that evening. He brought Rick home on an all-nighter of sex and drugs and he is elated. <br><br> Kathy Bauer, a good friend of Alessi's recalls her <a href="https://www.angelfire.com/ok/sotodeoro/bauer.html"> conversation with him</a>, as he told her: Rick was good, he was well endowed'. Alessi brought Rick by her house, a matter of fact, and introduced him to her. She described Rick as a 'little dirty, sort of', he told me he was high on cocaine. <br><br> When asked of Alessi's boyfriends, Kathy said, "Friday or Saturday night, they came from the Copa or the Poop Deck but he had stopped going there about a year ago. But during the week they came from the Book Store (a gay bar) in Pampano or on the Strip. I remember one from the Strip, One young guy". <br><br> When asked about how James Alessi picked up his prey, Kathy said, "He drives around that little circle, I've been with him, by the Tradewinds. That's the Tradewinds by the corner. He does them by the Marlin Beach Hotel. That little circle, around and around the block and whoever is sitting out front, if the people are smiling, then he comes back around. If they're still there, they acknowledge each other and sometimes the guy would come up and talk to him or they would start up a conversation." <br><br> "It would be for drugs, and he never went home with anybody that I knew of. He brought everybody to his house. The last time I called, he was having a big party - The Celebration of Life, he said." <br><br> That Sunday afternoon that Jimmy Alessi brought Rick by to meet Kathy, was the last time she would see him alive. <br><br><br> <IMG SRC="/ok/sotodeoro/images/rainbow.gif" <br><br><br><br> <i> <center> <font size="4"> The song of the executioner<br> Twas sung in sweet accord<br> Succumb! 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