Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Civil Trial Dates Vacated

The civil trial dates in four of the lawsuits against william hamilton ayres relating to his molestation of many young boys under the guise of providing psychiatric care have been VACATED due to the pending competency jury trial and criminal trial.

There is a trial setting conference in these four cases scheduled for:
10/22/2010 9:00 AM DEPT. PJLM.

Calendars and court dates page will be updated soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Civil Trial Update

[Original post: 07/15/2010 01:15pm ]
Well, I haven't seen any reports of exactly what happened during the hearing for the most recent civil case against william hamilton ayres relating to his molestation of young boys, but the Open Access court documents have been updated.

The Case Management hearing scheduled for today, July 15, 2010 has been continued.

The new Case Management hearing date for THIS case is on September 16, 2010, 9am.

As always, see "ayres' Court Dates" for schedule updates. You can also subscribe to the google calendar, and it will send you email alerts.
(but you know... give me a few minutes to update them... )

San Mateo County: Come have sex with our children!

[Original post: 07/15/2010 08:15am ] 
The San Mateo Daily Journal reports that the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury is saying that The County is at greater risk for child sexual abuse because we're just not doing a very good job monitoring sex offenders.

I'm shocked! SHOCKED, I tell you!

According to the article:
Sexual predators are not investigated to the same degree as they were previously and a coordinated countywide effort to monitor sexual predators is inadequate, according to the report.
The civil grand jury report states that the average sex offender will victimize between 50-150 children before coming to the attention of law enforcement and that at least 50 percent of all convicted sexual predators will re-offend. 
The article reports that because of funding problems, many of the Sheriff's Office programs that used to monitor known sex offenders have been cut, under the management of San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks. Good thing we got rid of that guy this past election! (What?? OH... Well, at least he didn't get 100% of the vote right?)

San Mateo County: Come have sex with our children!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hearing Reminder

[Original post: 07/14/2010 01:45pm ]
For those following the civil cases in which william hamilton ayres is being sued relating to his molestation of young boys:

There is a case management hearing TODAY, Thursday, July 15, 2010 9am in the latest suit filed against him. There is no trial date scheduled for this case yet, and there don't appear to be any specific motions listed in the open access court documents.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to go to this one. If you need to know what happens first-hand, get your butt down to the courthouse, pronto, or have someone you trust go! And report back here too, if you please!

Note: I haven't re-confirmed the date/time yet. If you're planning on going, give the court a call to make sure it's still on... Info below:

This is very likely one of those "bulk" hearings where they have a whole bunch of quick stuff to schedule, and the order that they take the cases is not necessarily set. The case could be heard at 9:00am or anytime thereafter. I've never had to sit past about 10:45 before it was wrapped up. 

Because they won't be using names, you'll have to keep the case number handy to find the correct courtroom: CIV492658  vs. John Doe 1 et al (John Doe 1 is ayres.)  I'm just guessing, but probably this is just a meeting to schedule the next meeting while everyone waits for criminal trial results, and now competency results, as well. 


First Case Management Conference
Info: 650-363-4576 CIV492658
Thu Jul 15 9am Pacific Time
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA Dept. 7 (map)
williamayreswatch Events

See "ayres' Court Dates" for more detail

Also see post below. I've added testimony from ayres' first criminal trial about the design of his office building and suite.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Charming Office For Lease

[Updates: 07/13/2010 09:00pm  Added william ayres' testimony about his involvement in the design of his office suite.]
Awesome location

Separate Entrances & Exit

Complex offers 26 off-street parking spaces


Fresh interior Paint

Carpets and window coverings

Charming professional office space available within walking distance from downtown San Mateo. Two units available: Suites 5 & 6 are 2nd floor office suites with separate entrance & exit, carpets and window coverings; both units offer shared mens (sic) & womens (sic) bathrooms. The 2nd floor suites are perfect for small medical, therapist or buisiness (sic) professional. The complex offers an elevator an (sic)  26 off-street parking spaces.

The property is conveniently located within walking distance to Mills Hospital and downtown San Mateo. The location offers easy access to public transportation and highways 101 and 280.

I suppose the most charming of the features is:

Separate entrances and exit. That way patients who are waiting for their appointment can't see the traumatized look on the faces of the prior patient as he's leaving the office, plus it minimizes the odds that there will be "note comparing" about the child molestation going on within,  leading to possibly costly lawsuits or prison time.

They forgot to mention the wood paneled hide-away area that the parents won't notice while they're being interviewed, and then when the young boy comes in, the doors can be opened to show all kinds of exciting models and toys, and a table where the boys can be conveniently molested from time-to-time.

Also for sale this week only: 
Slightly used freezer. Contact Mr. J. Dahmer.

Everything you didn't want to know about Office #5, 
from the molester's own mouth:

Cross examination on July 9, 2009, from the testimony of William Hamilton ayres during his first trial on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys:

Prosecutor McKowan (Question): Now, you talked about at the beginning of your career in San Mateo County that you actually built the building that you spent the most years of your career in? I mean not personally, but…
Molestor william ayres (Answer): Well, not personally, but a group of us built a medical office building.

Q: Can you tell me what the address of that building is?

Q: And that’s in San Mateo County?
A: Yes.

Q: In the city of San Mateo also?
A: Yes.

Q: Okay. And how did you go about building that building? Did you hire an architect?
A: Yes.

Q: And you had input on the design of the building?
A: Yes.

Q: And you knew that your office was going to be in that building?
A: Yes.

Q: You had already been practicing, and you had come from the Judge Baker and had been in another office here in San Mateo County prior to that?
A: Yes.

Q: And you already at that time knew that doing a physical examination was, in your mind, an important part of doing psychiatric treatment on adolescents?
A: Yes.

Q: So when you had your office built, did you not have an area in your office specifically designated for conducting physical exams?
A: I had in mind using a particular area in my office for doing physical examination, yes.

Q: And are you talking about the area behind the accordion doors?
A: Yeah.

Q: And, in fact, that turned out to be a table where you had the kids build models?
A: Yes.

Q: And you said play cards, and there were games and things like that?
A: Yes, but this was not only in my office. It was in several offices.
[DS Note: I wonder if Etta Bryant used her area for the same purposes?]

Q: Okay. And you did not have a traditional examination table anywhere in your office, the kind you would –
A: No.

Q: -- normally see in a doctor’s office with a padding, or with paper on it or anything like that?
A: Correct.

Q: You did not have a light in that area that would be specific for focusing on aspects of the body, like you would see normally in a doctor’s office?
A: Well, you wouldn’t see the kind of light you see in surgery, that’s moved around.

Q: Right.
A: But there were lights on the top, inside the – that shined down. So there was a light for the area whether they were building a model or having a physical.

Q: Like a light bulb or fluorescent light or something like that?
A: yeah, fluorescent lighting. Yeah.

Q: And it didn’t have any place in there for the storage of medical equipment or anything like that?
A: No, it did. I had a drawer that was off limits to children patients, and that contained an ophthalmoscope – and I’m going to have trouble with thinking of – stethoscope, and blood pressure equipment and various kinds of medical equipment.

Q: Okay. Now, you said you had another table in your office also?
A: Yes.

Q: And instead of reserving this area behind the accordion doors to be a dedicated medical examination area, you instead chose to use it for sort of a play area for the kids as well?
A: Yes.

Q: And prior to doing examinations, would you wipe down the table?
A: Yes.
[DS Note: This is certainly a qualified lie. I don't recall ever seeing it wiped down, and in fact I recollect being somewhat concerned about getting model glue or paint on me.]

Q: Right before you would do it?
A: Yes. I mean, in the sense that it would be like the first time that it would be used that day. I would wipe it down, yes.

Q: And you would wipe it down after you were done doing an examination?
A: Yes.

Q: Did you have a place where the kids could undress in privacy, like behind a screen or anything like that?
A: No.

Q: Did you have another, like, closet or any place in there where kids could go to be private while they undressed?
A: No.

Q: Did you have gowns that they could wear, you know, like even the little paper kind that you put on when you go to the doctor?
A: No.

Q: Nothing like that. No paper shorts?
A: No.

Q: How about draping, anything that a child could put over their lap prior to the time, like, while you were examining their head, and their neck, and their chest that might cover their genital area?
A: No.

Q: Okay. And you didn’t use gloves at all?
A: No.

Q: Not ever during the entire course of your career?
A: Well, if you doing something – I don’t know. I’d have to think, because there are very few reasons why, with just general physicals, you’d ever use gloves.

Q: You didn’t –
A: And that’s the way it was taught at Yale, so…

Q: Did you have gloves in your office?
A: Yes, I had gloves.

Q: So sometimes you would use them and –
A: I mean, somebody came in with a cut and they were bleeding all over, I certainly would use gloves.

Q: Okay. But you would examine the genitals of a boy without using your gloves?
A: Correct.

Q: And you didn’t do any genital examinations of girls?
A: No.

Q: And you didn’t invite the parents in the room during the time that you were conducting the physical examinations?
A: No.

Q: Did you ever ask the child if they wanted to have their parent brought in the room?
A: No.

Q: When the examinations were completed, did you ever call the parents in to discuss with them the results of the physical examination with the child?
A: The parents were frequently not there. The parent would come and drop off the youngster, and the youngster would come up to the waiting room and come into the office. So the parents were not necessarily around. If they were in the waiting room, generally speaking, I might speak to the mother on the way out, particularly if there was no, up, particular finding in the – in the exam. If there was nothing, you know, I would say that everything was fine and that would be that. But – But no.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Molestation Case of Child Psychiatrist Dr. Miguel Frontera: New Excellent Developments

While we await for the time-waster of a jury trial to determine the mental competency of William Ayres, we thought we'd bring you up to date on another case involving a pedophile child psychiatrist.

In January, we reported on the case of Baltimore child psychiatrist Dr. Miguel Frontera, whose medical license had been suspended for molesting young boys sent to him for therapy. Unlike Ayres and his whoppers about the medical necessity of examining his young male patients, Frontera at least admitted to the police officers in Baltimore's Crimes Against Children Unit, that the physical exams he did on boys' genitals were "not, you know, necessary" and "very out of the mainstream."

Many hoped that when the Maryland Board of Physicians suspended Frontera's license in November 2009 that he would be criminally charged as well. Instead, the police closed their investigation. Prosecutor Jason League of the Maryland State's Attorney's office told us last January that he didn't have all of the information on victims that the Board of Physicians had, and that he wasn't sure if he had enough to proceed for a criminal case.

That's why in January, when Baltimore Sun reporter Meredith Cohn told us that several new victims of Frontera had contacted her, we urged her to contact League at the State's Attorney's office with the information.

So we are happy to report that the Baltimore Sun is now reporting that the police have reopened their criminal investigation into Frontera because of new information that has come to light.
And in another bit of good news, the Maryland Board of Physicians has now permanently revoked the medical license of Frontera. Check out the revocation summary at their website: https://www.mbp.state.md.us/bpqapp/ (enter "Frontera" in the name search) or view our acrobat copy of the page. There are also two Consent Decrees linked from within the license site: Dated 11/6/2009 and Dated 3/26/2010.

We sure like what John Papavasiliou, the Deputy Director of the Maryland Board of Physicians had to say about their decision to yank Frontera's license:
"This is final, permanent and final," Papavasiliou said. "The board was emphatic in its decision and united, and it will not tolerate this sort of behavior from any practitioner."

Which leads us to ask: How come the medical license of Ayres- who has been criminally charged with a felony, is just suspended ? Why hasn't his license been permanently revoked ? Frontera hasn't even been criminally charged, and yet his license has been permanently revoked.

And while we're at it, why hasn't California passed a law like the one the state of Delaware just passed -- that requires all children who are physically examined by a doctor to have a chaperon present? Delaware passed this law recently as a direct result of the horrific case of pedophile pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley, who has been charged with molesting hundreds of victims - some as young as three months old.

Because California does not have that requires a chaperon present during the medical exam, Ayres was able to make up his own "rules" about this issue.

From the transcript of the trial testimony, Page 42:

Ayre's lawyer Doron Weinberg: Did you examine female patients?
Ayres: No, I wouldn' t do physical on females...

Two questions later: Weinberg: Why did you not examine females?
Ayres: Well, because I don't have any access to someone who would be in the room at the same time...

Weinberg: Is that what you were taught, that you should have somebody present when you examined a girl?
Ayres: Yes.

: Were you taught that you needed that somebody present when you examined a boy?
Ayres: No. At Yale, in pediatrics and...

There Ayres goes again, blaming everything on poor old Yale ! Well, we have spoken to a number of first year pediatric interns who were at Yale with Ayres, and they say he's talking utter nonsense. At Yale, there was no such rule about not having a chaperon for boys. And the shrinks and pediatricians who were at Yale when he was there are not happy he is making this stuff up about no chaperons, and about that other thing he said about a child psychiatrist named Al Solnit teaching pediatric interns how to give physicals. And at least one former colleague of Ayres at Yale has told us that he is angry enough to do anything he can to help the victims of Ayres.

California needs to have its own law about having a chaperon present when a child has a medical exam. Because it doesn't, Ayres could just make up his own rules about no chaperons for boys to fit his perverted needs. That's because of course he didn't want anyone in the room when he was "examining" boys. Although we have to say now that why anyone in San Mateo in their right mind would allow Ayres to get away with such outrageous, seat-of-the-pants, cockamamie "rules" like this is beyond belief!

The point is, if there had been a law in place in California that forbade doctors from examining children without someone present, we believe that Ayres would have been caught far earlier.

Of course the other issue is that he shouldn't have been doing any kind of physical exam on any kid in therapy in the first place. Period. It just isn't done - not by anyone he trained with at Yale and Boston or for that matter any normal child psychiatrist in this country.

The only doctors we've come across who examine boys in therapy are the pedophile ones ... Ayres, Frontera, Rife, Horowitz, et al.

PS: Miguel Frontera still has his Facebook page up, with an "M.D" still attached to his name and that photo with two little boys sitting on his lap. (Ugh.)


Thursday, July 8, 2010

One Year Ago

[Original post: 07/08/2010 09:45pm, PST]
One year ago, on July 8th and 9th, william hamilton ayres took the stand to testify in his own defense against charges relating to his molestation of many young boys, done in the guise of providing psychiatric care.

"And, so, I did a physical, and the kid told me about what was wrong with him [...] and I realized at that time that that was useful, not only to know about what the physical problems were but, also, it had to do with the relationship with the child."

"And if you do physicals, children often tell you things while you are --- I'll give you a quick example."

"A psychiatrist gives a physical exam which gives you all the information about the physical exam, but it also establishes a relationship with the patient, that they respect you, and that they feel comfortable with you and it's okay [...] I don't think I'm -- I don't think I'm answering your question adequately." 

"And then there are those who ask for it. The will say that they have a pain here or they’re worried because they’re having skin trouble. A lot of adolescents tell me that they have acne, and they don't take their shirt off when they see their pediatrician, because they have acne all over their back. And I would say, "Well why don't you let me look at it and I would -- Because I know quite a bit about acne. In fact, I've taken a course in acne."

"There are some children who are very skittish [...] So there are some that I wouldn't -- wouldn't do a physical. Sometimes I wouldn't do it until something came out, if the child had a real belly pain, and almost all the time, if you have children you know that they have belly pain now and then. So if they walk in and they have a belly pain, then I might do a physical at that time."

Plenty more gems on the "In ayres' Own Words" tab.