Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Child Molester Fallout

San Molesteo Doofus Attorney

There's a new article in the San Mateo Daily Journal regarding additional California Bar Association discipline related to prosecutor McKowan's conduct with regard to victims during the trial and conviction of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's celebrity child molester, william ayres.




Read it on San Mateo Daily Journal (pdf)

I added these comments in the comments section, but I don't think they'll allow any comments through (especially mine):


Just a few pieces of additional information / clarification:

1)    According to this article, McKowan’s attorney DeMeester states that “McKowan’s critics unfairly blamed the prosecutor for a hung jury — which occurred when the jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction. “  McKowan allowed a recently graduated “attorney” on to the jury. Legal eagles told us (victims and their families) even before the trial was underway that it is a CRITICAL mistake to allow an attorney, ESPECIALLY a NEW attorney, on to your jury, unless you intend to lose/mistrial. The ONE holdout in determining guilt on SIX of the counts was that attorney. So DeMeester is deliberately misinforming you, and it was not “unfair blaming” to claim that largely, the blame for mistrial lies squarely on District Attorney Wagstaffe’s shoulders, due to his staff’s misstep.

2)    After the mistrial, the jury indicated that more definitive information about whether or not psychiatrists are “trained” to perform “genital examinations” on patients would have helped them to convict on the few counts that were more in question. The potential witness that McKowan said she contacted (but didn’t), and who was willing to testify, actually trained at the same place and time that the convicted child molester did. He would have likely been the star witness for the prosecution.  Before the re-trial finally got underway, a local politician brought pressure to bear on DA Wagstaffe, insisting on a more aggressive prosecution. A second prosecutor was brought on board, AND another witness was found who would be able to testify about the training that took place at the place and time that the convicted child molester was in training. When the child molester’s last set of appeals were denied before the re—trial was underway, the molester immediately changed his plea to no contest. Clearly, the defense knew that the issue of training was so key, that there was no way the molester would prevail given that the DA was FORCED to provide strong witnesses this time around.

I have contended for some time that it seemed that the DA was reluctant to prosecute this child molester, because it would expose them to investigation regarding convictions that they achieved based on recommendations from the child molester, who was a contracted psychiatric evaluator for the County in youth criminal for DECADES. And it appears that, all the while, he was making “you comply with my molestations, or I testify against you” bargains with youthful offenders.  Did the youth who refused to be molested have false testimony against them? Did they receive harsh(er) punishment because they didn’t want to allow themselves to be sexually violated?

I’m glad to see that Balfour has finally received some vindication for the slanders against her over the years, by the DA’s staff (I, myself was told by McKowan that Balfour was actually working for defense attorney Doron Weinberg),  as well as the often skeptical treatment she has received from the local press, when she was shown to be correct time after time.

So I’ll take the opportunity to thank Victoria once again for the tireless pressure she brought to bear.


Postscripted:

McKowan's attorney DeMeester is telling you a bald-faced lie when he tells you that we "unfairly blamed the prosecutor for a hung jury."

In thinking about it, I remembered that McKowan actually admitted that two specific missteps on her part cost the trial the first time around.

I asked Victoria Balfour if this was her recollection as well, and she pulled out an article from The Mercury News published on October 25, 2011 (pdf).

McKowan actually takes credit for the loss, stating first that she should not have allowed an attorney onto the jury, and second, that she messed up the search warrant process and lost the ability to present "artsy porn" photos of young boys that the child molester had in his possession, and was showing to young boy patients.




Excerpts from the article:

Crucial mistakes

Though McKowan considers the notion that the DA’s office pulled its punches against Ayres outrageous, she acknowledged two mistakes that she believes cost her the conviction.

The first was allowing a freshly minted attorney onto the jury. That young woman would go on to express doubt over the accusers’ credibility and vote in favor of acquittal on all nine counts of lewd and lascivious conduct. This newspaper’s attempts to reach the juror were unsuccessful.

In announcing they were hopelessly deadlocked in July 2009, jurors said they split 11-1 in favor of conviction on at least one count, while the rest ranged between 10-2 and 7-5 in favor of guilty.

McKowan said the conventional wisdom among lawyers is you don’t want one of your own on a jury. There’s a risk that person will second-guess your performance rather than focus on whether the evidence supports the charges. There’s also the potential that person will use his or her knowledge of the law to unfairly influence the panel.

“Everything led me to believe she would be a good juror for the prosecution. I just had a feeling about her,” said McKowan, who now admits she was wrong. “I should have bounced her.”

The other error kept her from showing jurors books found in Ayres’ work file cabinet that featured black-and-white erotic photos of boys. Three books — including “Coming of Age” and “The Sex Book,” by controversial photographer Will McBride — were the closest thing the prosecution had to physical evidence.

Several skeptical jurors later said the books would have helped show that Ayres’ genital exams were sexually motivated. Whether the exams were legitimate or merely a guise for fondling young boys was the central issue of the case.

San Mateo police Detective Rick Decker discovered and seized the books while pulling patient information from Ayres’ files at the behest of Weinberg, the defense attorney. While the prosecution had been given certain information from the files, it wasn’t allowed to root through the records without a warrant.

Freeman later ruled the books were inadmissible, saying they had been illegally collected. McKowan said she should have gotten a search warrant for the books once Decker found them, instead of assuming Weinberg’s permission and a previous warrant to enter the cabinets would protect the seizure.

“It was books of pre-adolescents in compromising positions,” she said. “It was artsy porn.”




william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Breaking: Child Molester william ayres Dead.

BREAKING: CHILD MOLESTER AYRES DEAD

william hamilton ayres, convicted child molester and alleged child psychiatrist, died in prison on April 20, 2016, and began his earnest service to Lucifer. (I hear Lucifer doesn't give the courtesy of Vaseline.)



May 12, 2016 UPDATE:
According to the San Mateo Daily Journal,(pdf) ayres died in prison on April 20, 2016.


In posts below, there is a document from the child molester's defense attorney in one of the civil cases against him indicating that he croaked, and we have email confirmation from Karen Guidotti (provided to us by Michael Stogner) that he appears to have died in that timeframe. Guidotti seems to be waiting for some further "official" report from California Department of Corrections.




william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.
The document below is a filing by ayres' defense attorney in one of the civil cases against him indicating that he is too busy rotting in hell to attend any future court dates.
(CIV467273,)

Dr. Doe in the document is william ayres.  (You can verify this for yourself by pouring through the attachments to the civil cases against ayres, as there are glitches in redaction and citations that clearly identify ayres as the "Dr. Doe" in question.)






UPDATE: 
There is also confirmation from Karen Guidotti, second in command at the San Molesteo County DA's office. 

Michael Stogner received this from Guidotti this morning in response to his query:

Karen Guidotti 
To: Michael Stogner ; Steve Wagstaffe 
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: Dr. William Ayres death

Yes. That is the information that we have received. We were informed that CDCR will be sending us an official notification, but I have not seen that yet.

Karen

From: Michael Stogner
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:43 AM
To: Karen Guidotti ; Steve Wagstaffe 
Subject: Dr. William Ayres death

Hello Steve and Karen,

Can You confirm Dr. William Ayres died April 20, 21, 2016.

Thank You
Breaking News: william ayres appears to have died in late April of 2016. More to follow as we get more info.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Grossly incompetent IT Staff at San Mateo County

The Information Technology (IT) Staff at San Mateo County exhibits GROSS INCOMPETENCE!

San Mateo County IT Staff
Recently, convicted child molester and alleged psychiatrist william hamilton ayres was up for a parole hearing, but apparently none of the victims were notified prior to (or even after) the hearing was held.

According to San Mateo County DA Wagstaffe, he has tried to be proactive in following Marsy's Law regarding notifying victims of such hearings (see KCBS Story (pdf)) in light of recent violations of California's "Crime Victims Bill of Rights." He says that he has instructed his staff as a matter of "office policy" to inform victims of such hearings in all cases.

According to Almanacnews.com (pdf)  writer D Boyce, Wagstaffe says that he "was able to look into the issue of notification of the victims prior to the medical parole hearing for William Ayres."  but that unfortunately when he asked a detective via email to notify victims, the message "was somehow thrown into the police agency blocked emails"

So yet again, we see that DA Wagstaffe's valiant fight against evil is stymied by San Mateo County's UTTERLY INCOMPETENT Information Technology staff. Here we are, in the HEART of Silicon Valley, and we can't even find decent IT staff to configure email servers such that intra-department county email actually makes it all the way to the intended in-box. For Shame -- Every one of these incompetent computer folks should be terminated post-haste! </sarcasm>


Let me just see if I have this right, Mr. Wagstaffe:
Somehow, IT has set up blocking filters on the Police Department's email servers, such that email from THE FUCKING DISTRICT ATTORNEY is not allowed through to the Detectives, AND nobody has noticed it until just now... Is that what you're saying, Mr. DA?



william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Medical Parole - Denied

Medical Parole Hearing Denied

Parole Board Schedule
Parole Board Schedule
On March 4th, 2016, convicted child molester, and former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry william hamilton ayres was scheduled for a "Medical Parole Hearing."

The hearing was apparently an attempt to have him moved to some kind of medical facility from prison. I'm not sure what kind of facility this would be, but since Stockton is a "medical facility" I assume that this means something like an Alzheimer's locked facility and less like a prison.

Parole was denied, and ayres remains at Stockton at least until whatever ploy is attempted next.

The parole schedule can be found here:

Parole Hearing Schedule

Or, you can click here for our backup copy.


william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Child Molester's Appeal Dismissed




Appeal is Dismissed 

On November 5, 2015, two years (almost to the day) after child molester william ayres's shysters filed to appeal his conviction, the appeal has been dismissed after the appellant (child molester ayres) has failed to file an opening brief. 

For quite some time, there were attorneys handling the matter, but ayres' wife Solveig dismissed them a few months ago, claiming that she was acting as the child molester's attorney. 


 



william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Solveig Ayres - Shyster Redux


Solveig Ayres, a pathetic friend, Barbara Ayres, and more hippies.

 More Appeal Delays

Well, our old pal Solveig Ayres is back, gnashing at the appeals court again. She still is not quite competent enough to get all of the details worked out, but it looks like the clerks are trying to get her educated enough to file a proper motion. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. What a dolt.


On August 5th, after requesting removal of Child Molester william hamilton ayres' two appeals shysters (actual shysters) and being denied by the court, Solveig has now filed a second request, and been denied again. They've pointed out that she needs to actually submit evidence of power of attorney, not just claim that she has it. (Was this not clear the first time, peabrain?) Anyhow, she can submit all of that stuff, and then when she finds new attorneys "real soon now" maybe she'll be good to go. I think that the court is also subtly hinting that perhaps ayres himself needs to be involved in this to some extent. I suppose the ayres clan is still trying to pull off the dementia lie. (Queue Banjos.)

Also Solveig is hoping that the court will please not publish info about the whole mess on their little web page. Maybe she's embarrassed about her support of a convicted child molester. Or maybe she's mortified because all of those idiot friends of ayres are wondering why she's not .

Meanwhile, the appeals court has granted another delay while Solveig is shopping for shysters who will play along with the dementia gambit.  The new date for opening brief is now 10/19/2015 -- Almost exactly two years after the child molester first filed for appeal.

Here's the content of the request and response for your amusement:

8/5/2015: Renewred (sic) motion to withdraw as counsel upon the dismissal of counsel by the client, with accompanying declaration of Solveig Ayres and the executed power of attorney authorizing Mrs. Ayres to dismiss counsel.

8/7/2015:
Counsels' renewed motion to withdraw as counsel, filed on August 5, 2015, is denied without prejudice.

The motion is supported by the declaration of Solveig Ayres, appellant William Ayres's wife. The declaration states that it is accompanied by the power of attorney designating Ms. Ayres as appellant's attorney-in-fact. Because the version of the filing submitted through the court's electronic filing system did not include the power of attorney, the clerk of this court contacted appellant's counsel, who forwarded an electronic copy of the document to the clerk. Appellant is directed to file the document through the court's electronic filing system. Should he do so, the court is inclined to grant the request that his current attorneys be able to withdraw as counsel.

Ms. Ayres's declaration requests the power of attorney be filed under seal because it "concerns matters of personal privacy for the my [sic] husband, me, and my family."

Should appellant wish to file the document under seal, he must submit an application that complies with California Rules of Court, rule 8.46(d). The court stresses that it may order a record filed under seal "only if it makes the findings required by rule 2.550(d)-(e)." (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.46(d)(6).) Rule 2.550(c) provides, "Unless confidentiality is required by law, court records are presumed to be open." (Italics added.)

Appellant's request for an extension of time to October 19, 2015, to file an opening brief is granted.

The court understands from Ms. Ayres's declaration that she intends to secure replacement counsel at her "earliest opportunity." She is urged to do so forthwith, as any further requests for extensions of time will be disfavored.

Attorney Mark Vermeulen has requested that this order be served on him and co-counsel Katherine Alfieri "via automatic e-mail notification." The court's notification system does not include orders of this sort; however, it directs the clerk of the court to forward an electronic copy of this order to both attorneys as a courtesy. In the future, they may check the status of the case on the court's website: http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/.



william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Solveig Ayres thinks she's a Shyster!


Criminal Appeal - Minor Update:

Apparently Solveig Ayres -- wife of convicted child molester and alleged child psychiatrist william hamiltion ayres -- now thinks that she's an attorney qualified to handle her husband's appeal of his criminal conviction for molesting a multitude of young boys.

According to the court of appeal website docket notes for the case, On July 21, 2015, molester ayres' shysters Mark Vermeulen and Katherine Alfieri filed a motion to withdraw as counsel. Apparently they were terminated by the child molester's wife, Solveig. The request was denied by the court. For the amusing reasons, read the 7/22/2015 docket entry; copied below for convenience (emphasis and paragraph breaks are mine):

The court has received the "Motion to Withdraw as Counsel, Upon the Dismissal of Counsel by the Client, at the Express Request of the Client, and Thus With the Client's Explicit Consent, " filed on July 21, 2015. Attorney Mark Vermeulen attests that he and attorney Katherine Alfieri were hired by appellant William Ayres's wife Solveig Ayres, who was acting as Ayres's "attorney-in-fact."

Vermeulen further attests that Solveig has now terminated Vermeulen and Alfieri and desires to "be substituted in as counsel pro se for her husband." Solveig attests that at some unspecified time, William "executed a power of attorney designating me as his attorney-in-fact so that I am able to manage his affairs and make decisions on his behalf." No such power of attorney is attached to Solveig's declaration. 

The request to withdraw as counsel is denied for an insufficient showing that Solveig has the authority to terminate counsel on William's behalf. 

 (Prob. Code, §§ 4450, subd. (f) [agent empowered to engage and discharge attorney upon execution of statutory form power of attorney], 4459 [language in form power of attorney empowers agent to take certain actions with respect to claims and litigation].)

Even if such authority is show, Solveig will not be permitted to substitute in as William's attorney-in-fact. (Drake v. Superior Court (1994) 21 Cal.App.4th 1826, 1831 [law distinguishes between attorney in fact and attorney at law, and power of attorney is not vehicle that authorizes attorney in fact to act as attorney at law].)


</snicker>

Shyster Solveig does have a ring to it though. Maybe she should pursue a shingle. Might help pay some of those child molester bills.








william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

No Rest for the Wicked

Like a broken record: Two items of interest today:

Issue One: The ayres’ conviction appeal; current status –

The appeal of ayres' conviction is moving along nicely, the shysters for ayres have requested and been granted another 60 day extension for the filing of their opening brief. There was no reason provided for this thirteenth extension of deadline. Here's hoping the shysters are working diligently, sucking up the last of the molester's blood money, and delaying until after ayres is released, so that there's nothing left of the estate for his wifey and twisted children.

The new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new, new deadline is August 18, 2015.

Isaiah 57:20 - But the wicked are like the troubled sea, for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.


Issue Two: Juan Lopez, Deputy Sheriff and one-time contender to replace Sheriff Munks via write-in ballot.

Citizen and victim's advocate Michael Stogner has alerted the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors about a criminal complaint submitted to the County and State regarding some mysterious computer glitches with the DMV and Postal Service computers that have mistakenly indicated that Deputy Juan Lopez had a suspended drivers licence, and that his residential property is a commercial property, rendering it difficult for Lopez to A) drive, and B) leverage his personal residence for loans.





It has appeared that Sheriff Munks and Steve Wagstaffe have acted in a retalitory manner to Lopez after his political run against the otherwise unopposed Sheriff Munks.


Hi! I'm San Mateo County Sheriff Munks: Happy Ending?
Hi! I'm Sheriff Munks; Happy Ending?
Sheriff Munks was busted by the FBI in 2007 with his undersheriff Carlos Bolanos in an illegal Las Vegas brothel in which some underage prostitutes were involved. Munks has never spoken publicly about the bust other than to say that he thought he was getting a massage, and that he would not be talking about the incident. There was an “actual” massage parlor down the street from where Munks and Bolanos were busted, but the place of the “Operation Dollhouse” bust was actually a residential area, described by the FBI this way: "run-down apartments and homes with mattresses on the floors and the stench of cigarettes, urine and feces in the air"





william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is no longer under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

ayres has had significant interaction over the years with local politicians on boards like the "Children and Families First Commission,"  including the DA who was serving when prosecution began Jim Fox and Assemblyman Rich Gordon. In fact, Gordon nominated ayres for a lifetime achievement award for his "Tireless effort to improve the lives of children." ayres has also been vocally supported during his criminal trial by local head-shrinkers like Bart BlinderEtta BryantMel BlausteinHarry CorenTom CieslaRobert KimmichLarry LurieMaria LymberisRichard ShadoanCaptane Thomson, and Harold Wallach.