Friday, April 30, 2010

More Information about ayres' Competency Evaluation

[Original post: 04/30/10 09:45am ]
One of our most alert readers has noted that there ARE some other articles out there in the press. They are not showing up in Google searches, but there are a couple of them if you dig.

Joshua Melvin has written a very good article with some interesting digging into what exactly caused the delay. His article is available on the Mercury News website. Apparently both McDougall's statement in court, and what we were told early in the day are BOTH correct. In fact, according to Joshua Melvin's article, there have been SEVERAL issues along the way, including the fact that the original doctors chosen to evaluate ayres included social and/or professional acquaintances of ayres, and another requested more time. They apparently had a tough time finding doctors who didn't know ayres. (Surprise.)

Also in the article, quotes from McKowan prepare us for the inevitable:
"If ayres is found incompetent[...] that could mean a stay at a state mental hospital, or either inpatient or outpatient treatment locally." (Judge's discretion)

Yep.. you got it.... Awww... let the old guy go... he doesn't have that many years left, and he probably might not molest that many more little boys.

Anyhow... Go read the article it was well done, and very appreciated.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ayres' Competency Hearing - Yet More Delays

[Original post: 04/28/2010 12:15pm, PST]
As predicted, this competency medical report followed exactly the same format as we've seen with McDougall's other high profile client,  Alexander Robert Youshock. We are apparently stuck in the second stage of at least 3 stages of delay.

There were approximately 7 supporters of ayres' victims in the courtroom today. ayres was absent, out on his 977 waiver. There was at least one reporter present, but I think he left before ayres' case was heard. He told one of the parents that he wasn't going to write about ayres.

This was one of those sessions where they are hearing tons of cases and adjusting/setting calendar dates based on whatever each of the cases current complications are. The ayres case was heard just before 10am, PST. The judge hearing the cases was not the "usual" judge, Judge Freeman. This was another judge, who I assume was handling the caseload today because this was a simple calendaring issue, and probably Freeman was on another case or vacation or something.

Initially some of the parents were told that there was a conflict between the two evaluating doctors, but when McDougall finally got up in front of the judge, he said that "The doctors need more time to complete their evaluation." He suggested the June 10th date, and the judge said Okie-Dokie. The next chance for us to find out what the next delaydate is is: June 10th at 8:30am, I assume in a similar setting, so bring your sandwich.

McDougall told the judge that one of the two evaluating doctors had contacted him to request copies of the sealed medical reports, and he stated that he had no objection to that, provided they remain sealed. I assume these "sealed reports" are the ones that McDougall had sealed WAY back in October of 2009  

If so, we now know that they were psychiatric reports:

Judge: "The sealed psychiatric reports may be released to the appointed doctors" for their evaluation. The judge then said some other things that I didn't hear clearly but had to do with the reports helping the evaluating doctors complete their reports,  after which McDougall said: "Perfect."

That does indeed sound perfect: If I have this right, the doctors who are doing the competency evaluation are now asking the defense attorney to supply them with copies of psychiatric evaluations which ayres probably paid for, to help them to expeditiously finish their evaluations.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!???

And, if these ARE the reports that McDougall had sealed, then it would appear to me that he planned way back in October to drop the "I think my client is incompetent" bomb, but he waited until just before the pretrial hearing to drop it, instead of alerting the court right away, so that evaluation could take place between the October date and the scheduled April 12th start date. What a peach!

By the way, we won't get to hear what the evaluating doctors have to say, only whether or not he is competent to stand trial: the judge ordered those reports sealed as well.

Something smells REALLY fishy in San Mateo County.

Where the hell was the press? 

There's a new article in San Mateo Daily Journal, but they have no new detail other than: "the doctors’ reports are not finished and the matter was postponed" and a bunch of old background. They don't even report a source for their information from today's hearing, and they make no mention of the fact that the evaluators are calling the fucking defense attorney to ask for fucking psychiatric reports that were done by some other doctor who was probably paid by the fucking pervert doctor.

What The Fucking Fuck? 

Does everyone in San Mateo county really have their heads buried this far up their ass???

God Damn it!
[Posted from the courthouse immediately after the hearing]:
Correction: according to McD's statement the reports were not in conflict. They just need more time. They have until June 10. Details later today
Dr. Reports conflict. Third doctor will need to evaluate. We'll report date soon.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

REMINDER: ayres' Competency Hearing Tomorrow

[Original post: 04/27/2010 09:20am]
REMINDER: Wednesday, April 28th:
8:30am Courtroom 2A:   

Competency Evaluation Hearing

The re-trial date was vacated so that the court could determine whether or not ayres is competent to assist in his own defense. Read about it here

At tomorrow's hearing, the results of the competency evaluation will be addressed. I assume that at this point they'll either begin the discussion of a new trial date, or they will make arrangements to put ayres into some kind of "Treatment Program." 


Friday, April 16, 2010

The Bad Luck of Little Johnny McD - Part II

[Original post date: 04/16/2010 10:30pm PST by Deep Sounding]
Looks like Jonathan McDougall is continuing the spot of bad luck that we talked about last monthbeing able to find some clients to represent in a rousing court battle.

His other "high profile client" Columbine wannabe copycat Alexander Robert Youshock. Is going to have to undergo a THIRD competency evaluation, according to this Mercury New article, to act as a tiebreaker for the two shrink evaluators who couldn't agree with each other. (That's because psychiatry is an exact science, not just some fucked-up scam to be used by perverts and lawyers.)  

May 31 is the new delaydate for that client. We're at 5 months of delay and counting for Youshock. (Although, he's not out walking around, going about his twisted little existence like some other people we know, so it's no picnic, I suppose.)

I don't envy prosecutors. There's literally NOTHING they seem to be able to do to get the scum off the streets. They just keep coming and coming and coming, and sleezeballs are always lining up behind them to offer up all manner of irrelevant defenses. . "Hopefully, we'll get to the bottom of this soon." Indeed!

Boston Police - Updated Contact info for Boston Victims

[Original post: 04/16/10 11:10am]
Back in October/November of 2009, this blog was contacted by the Boston Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit, asking any potential victims of william ayres from his early Boston days to contact them. Since that time, their point of contact has changed.

Massachusetts has a unique law with regard to statute of limitations on these kinds of crimes in that, while the perpetrator is out of the state, the clock stops running: the number of "years" between commission of crime and now essentially holds while the perpetrator is out of state.

In this case, it means that potential victims during the time that ayres was in Boston are still within statute, and their cases could potentially still be prosecuted after all these years.

Here is the new contact information provided by the Boston Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit:

Sgt. Detective Robin Demarco at the Boston Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit:
Office number: 617-343-6186 or 617-343-6183.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Three Years Ago Today...

[Original post: 04/05/10 11:20am]
[Updates: 04/08/10 08:00pm]
Three years ago today, the San Mateo Police showed up at the house of the former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (an organization which is obviously a complete sham) william hamilton ayres, with a warrant for his arrest and dragged him out in handcuffs. The charges relate to his molestation of many young boys over the course of his career, in which he was allegedly a psychiatrist. He has been accused of using that practice to gain easy access to young boys from both his private practice, and from the juvenile justice system. ayres was contracted to evaluate young children sent to him by judges in the juvenile system: ayres was the LOW BIDDER on these contracts according to one of the judges in the juvenile system.

In an article by John Coté of the San Francisco Chronicle,  Coté says that the arrest was the culmination of four years of investigation. (Please read the arrest details, and background, if you haven't seen them lately.) Prior to his arrest, ayres settled out of court in a civil lawsuit (moderately high six figure settlement.)  The 2002 criminal complaints which started the investigations did not result in a criminal trial, due to devastatingly inappropriate statute of limitations rulings. It is a testament to that victim and a few other victims who agreed to provide corroborating testimony that they had the strength of will to pursue a potentially brutalizing civil suit. The out of court settlement, while likely not anywhere near enough to "fix" the damage done, was substantial enough to make it VERY clear that even though ayres did not admit guilt, he wasn't going to be able to successfully defend himself. That victim achieved a great victory for all of us, and he is owed a great debt of gratitude!

The reason that the criminal investigations got started in the first place was due to the interest and persistence of investigative reporter Victoria Balfour, who was pretty pissed-off when she found out that a co-worker had been molested, and that the molester was still practicing "psychiatry." (Again, read the "background" link above if you're new to this case.)

The current criminal case was tried in June/July of 2009, and was the result of a police investigation, in which they retrieved recent (in-statue) patient records and contacted former patients to ask what had taken place. Ultimately they found some victims, and other victims, hearing of the investigation, voluntarily came forward, and the case was brought to trial, which ended in a hung jury, largely due to one hold-out juror. (That juror appears to have been a recently graduated unemployed lawyer, and was apparently very unsympathetic to the victims. I hope she has a very busy career, and doesn't have time to ruin the lives of any of her own children.) Mistrial was declared on July 27, 2009. During the trial, the several IN-STATUE victims testified that ayres molested them in the guise of performing "medical examinations" and several more out-of-statute victims also testified to show patterns of intent and propensity to molest.

Before reaching the June 2009 trial date, there were four other trial dates set and missed (the earliest was March 10, 2008) due to a variety of reasons, including alleged health issues, constitutionality of the arrest warrant, judges who didn't like the attorney, poor planning on the part of the defense attorney, etc...

During the first trial, Weinberg and ayres referred several times to his "retirement" from practice. In actuality, however, ayres also stated that he was planning continue "practicing" in "volunteering" at some kind of facility (which he couldn't remember the name of) with a group of volunteer pediatricians and other doctors. Fortunately for those "patients" ayres' medical license was yanked by the State of California.

The case is slated to be re-tried, and has already missed the first scheduled trial date (April 12, 2010) due to incompetence claims filed by the new attorney on behalf of ayres. On April 28th, 2010, we are slated to see the results of ayres' competency evaluations, but given the new attorney's recent track record, we fully expect that that date will slip by as yet another date in the long string of missed dates due to the successful maneuverings of ayres' representation.

After charges were filed in 2002, Juvenile Court Supervising Judge Marta Diaz was still referring juvenile court cases (potential victims) to ayres as late as January 2003, according to the articles above. And ayres has very strong political ties with judges as well as local politicians, such as District Attorney Jim Fox and local Supervisor Richard Gordon. He was lauded by the county of San Mateo and by peers for his “contributions” as a preeminent practitioner in his field, and specifically as a “child and adolescent psychiatrist.”

In January of 2002, he was nominated by San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon for a "Lifetime Achievement Award" and the resolution was passed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in spite of the fact that several report had already been filed (and dismissed without investigation) with various county agencies.

 (Board Members who approved the nomination unanimously: Mark Church, Richard S. Gordon, Jerry Hill, Rose Jacobs Gibson, Michael D. Nevin; County Manager: John Maltbie; County Counsel: Tom Casey)  This nomination was specifically related to his "service on the Children and Families First Commission, and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of children and adolescents."  Other Children and Families First Commission members serving with ayres at the time were: Maureen Borland, Patricia Bresee, Jim Fox (yes... that's San Mateo County District Attorney Jim Fox) Floyd Gonella, Richard Gordon, Christine Kennedy, Amy Liew, and Margaret Taylor.

It is unlikely that DA Fox is still standing behind ayres, and Gordon's position is unknown to me at this time. Judge Marta ("I don't care. I know it's all bullshit") Diaz gives the public impression that she believes ayres is innocent of the charges.

It is also a fact that should ayres be found guilty, San Mateo County (and its power-players) will have a good deal of egg on their face, due to their long time support and due to the fact that several local agencies for some reason ignored or whitewashed much earlier reports of ayres' abuses. There is no way to know if this embarrassment factor is something that is still helping ayres to avoid/delay prosecution, but it is very routine for child molesters to make these kinds of politically expedient relationships exactly so that they can abuse their trust when necessary. 

To repeat: The animal used his position and his profession and his political connections to gain access to and to molest young males. The county could have stopped this. Because they failed repeatedly, more young children were damaged, quite probably irreparably in many cases.

In addition to his political ties,  there are several "doctors" who support ayres, some publicly, such as Dr. Etta Bryant, MD, past president of Northern California ROCAP, and is practicing Adolescent and Pediatric Psychiatry, among other things.

Privately, in a fundraising letter, the following doctors have pleaded on ayres' behalf:
Bart Blinder, M.D.: APA Assembly Representative 1990-Present
Etta Bryant, M.D.*: President Northern California ROCAP 1986-1988
Mel Blaustein, M.D.: President Northern California Psychiatric Soc. 1991-93
Harry Coren, M.D*.: President, Northern California ROCAP 1994-1996
Tom Ciesla, M.D.: President of California Psychiatric Ass 2000=2002
Robert Kimmich, M.D.*: President Northern California Psychiatric Soc. 1993-1995
Larry Lurie, M.D.*: President Northern California Psychiatric Soc. 1981-1982
Maria Lymberis, M.D.: Secretary of American Psychiatric Assn., 2000-2002
Richard Shadoan, M.D.: President of California Psychiatric Assn., 1994-1996
Captane Thomson, M.D.: President of California Psychiatric Assn., 1992-94
Harold Wallach, M.D.: President of California Psychiatric Assn., 1990-1992

I do understand the idea behind helping a colleague to get the legal assistance they need to represent themselves if charges seem unfounded. But I find it telling that these individuals have apparently not come forward to publicly refute their support of ayres, given the breadth and depth of the accusations against him, as well as the availability of the transcripts of ayres' own testimony, (which I have reported on, and are available for purchase from the San Mateo County Court ) which psychiatric professionals should probably recognize as more than a bit troubling.

The public needs to be aware of the methods, the excuses, the incompetent colleagues who cover for molesters like this, and they need to be aware that people in positions of authority have the propensity to look the other way, probably  because of the prominence of these kinds of molesters, and they way that molesters like ayres drag officials into their web to ensure that they can continue to molest.

People need to be aware so that they can protect their own kids. It is a horrid mistake for the public to assume that government officials and professional medical associations are looking out for them, and that there is nothing to worry about, and people need to be reminded of this. The officials ONLY step in after it's painfully clear that they are no longer going to be able to sweep the dirt under the rug, and by then many lives have been ruined.

ayres even manged to insert himself into the process of defining his organization's guidelines for treating childhood victims of molestation, working as the chair of the Work Group on Quality Issues in writing a paper for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry called “Practice Parameters for the Forensic Evaluation of Children and Adolescents Who May Have Been Physically or Sexually Abused” which is still considered to be an important guide in the practice, and was even used as a source for expert testimony in his own trial, by experts in his field. In the course of his testimony during his trial, it became clear that he tried very hard to insert the "necessity" for "medical examinations" into the practice parameters,but was met with opposition. What a slam dunk that would have been for a burgeoning young pedophile!

Currently, the search for older victims is well underway in places that ayres was "practicing" when he was younger, and perhaps even farther back than that.(Just look back in this blog for the last few months for plenty of details.)

Meanwhile, there are FIVE new civil suits against ayres for the exact same types of charges. Four of these civil cases are scheduled for trial in the fourth quarter of 2010, on of them is brand new as of this year.

Meanwhile, we continue to do what we have always done. We wait.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Have a cool Easter everyone!

16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16-17

Glenn Beck's easter dramatization.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Church Abusers - Just like Jews!

This in from Fox News:
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI's personal preacher is likening accusations against the pope and the church in the sex abuse scandal to "collective violence" suffered by the Jews.

The Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa said in a Good Friday sermon, with the pope listening to him in St. Peter's Basilica, that a Jewish friend has said the accusations remind him of the "more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism."

What? I thought Catholics weren't supposed to smoke crack on Good Friday. (Isn't that what the rule is? Maybe I'm mixing my metaphors, or something.)

When they start to round up all of the clergy and psychiatrist pedophiles, ship them off in trains to little cement bunkers that they fill with toxic gas without the benefit of a trial, THEN I won't be SHOCKED by what Cantalamessa is saying. (I'll probably dance a bit of a socially inappropriate jig, but I'll freely admit that the remark is accurate.)

But these molesters and their supporters (why are we supporting molesters?) need to stop crying Nazi and Witch Hunt every time someone finally speaks out about the injustices done by these monsters. Stop sucking on that crack pipe... Idiots!

Ironically, the photo above, taken from the Fox news article was labeled: "POPE_monster_397x224.jpg"

Well, everyone have a good Good Friday anyway! (Even all youse Catholics!)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

UPDATE: Pre-trial hearing CANCELED - Competency Report Date Set

[Original post: 04/01/10 11:40am PST by DS]
UPDATE: Friday's Pre-Trial hearing is canceled

The pre-trial hearing is canceled due to the vacation of the trial date, while william hamilton ayres (charged with many counts of molesting young boys) is evaluated for his competency to assist in his own defense.

There will be a hearing on Wednesday,  April 28th at 8:30am PST to discuss the findings of the competency evaluation.