Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Ayres Victim Comes Forward: Molested in 1966!

Last week a 58-year-old man bravely contacted this blog to let us know that he too, had been molested by Ayres -   in 1966 !  This makes him the earliest known victim of Ayres. 

That means that Ayres molested boys in San Mateo for almost 40 years.

This new victim told us that he was 12 years old and at Hillcrest Juvenile Hall when Ayres abused him. The assault took place before Ayres did his sex ed series on KQED called "A Time of Your Life" (  a  program that one of Ayres' former partners described to us as "disgusting" and said that it appeared to him that  that Ayres  had used the creepy program  to "procure" boys.)

In 1994, this victim wrote a letter to the California Medical Board stating that Ayres had molested him. They did nothing..... And then, when the San Mateo police were working to get their search warrant on Ayres in 2005-2006 and found out about this victim's complaint to the medical board, for some reason, they say they were unable to find the man, even though they knew the state where he lived, and he has a very uncommon name!

This victim did not know that Ayres had been arrested until last week, when he Googled his name. 
He thinks that his search on Ayres was likely prompted by the Sandusky/Penn State abuse case.
What is incomprehensible to him, he says, is that Ayres had gotten away with his pedophilia for so long. 

We told him that in San Mateo the culture of protectionism and conspiracy of silence in San Mateo concerning Ayres was even worse than it was in the Sandusky case. San Mateo  Children's Services, the medical community, juvenile judges like Marta Diaz who according to  San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe  warned the police who were investigating Ayres in 2002 Ayres to be "real careful with Ayres- because he and I are friends" and then continued to send boys to Ayres for the next two years - were all complicit. According to one reporter who worked for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005, Wagstaffe went so far as to tell him  that Judge Diaz had actively interfered with the Ayres investigation, and that back in 2002, there had been a "power struggle between Diaz and the DA's office", with Diaz telling the police, "Don't investigate Ayres."

It was just last month that a 90-year-old psychiatrist  named Dr. McClain Johnston in Menlo Park told us that he had been "hearing stories about Ayres and boys for the last fifty years - since the mid-1960s." Asked why he and other doctors hadn't reported Ayres, he stated, "No one wanted to get involved."

There have been media reports that because of the Sandusky scandal, there's been a fairly dramatic increase in the number of victims of sexual abuse reporting it to the authorities. We believe that this victim is not the only one whose memories of Ayres were jarred by the Sandusky case.

We urge the others out there to contact us at this blog. This includes victims in Boston from 1959-1963, and victims in Wisconsin, where Ayres attended the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  

This past March, I was contacted by a 71- year -old man who had been molested in 1949 by a child psychiatrist at Judge Baker, where Ayres worked. This child psychiatrist and Ayres were there at the same time.

We know there are victims who were assaulted by Ayres long before 1966, and we want to hear from every one of you. 

Leave a message on this blog, or emaildeepsounding@gmail.com,
or leave a message on our voice line:
650-762-9737 (650-76-AYRES)

Or email me: balfour.victoria@gmail.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Interesting Point

Michael Stogner, San Mateo County resident, and frequent advocate against local government corruption has posted a letter to the San Mateo Daily Journal, pointing out that the organization Friends for Youth, Inc., a local San Mateo County Organization, while vocal about the recent Sandusky molestation case, was apparently strangely silent about the william hamiltion ayres molestation case that has dragged reluctantly through the courts only to end in a fizzle.

In a quick search of the internets for coinciding phrases "Friends for Youth" and "Ayres," I was only able to find two documents with references to both ayres and Friends for Youth, Inc.: The first document was an acrobat document published by the organization in 2009 with a brief mention of the ayres case:

While it appears that there are no cases involving a volunteer from a formal program abusing a child, San Mateo County has seen numerous incidents in recent years where trusted members of the community have committed sex offenses against youth in their professional capacity. The highprofile case of William Ayres, a child psychiatrist from San Mateo who allegedly molested numerous patients over many years, has been headline news.
It should be noted that while the article claims that "it appears that no cases involving a volunteer from a formal program abusing a child," ayres himself received a nomination in 2002 (before this report was written)  from now Assemblyman Rich Gordon for a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his "service on the Children and Families First Commission, and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of children and adolescents." -- Read the post just below this one for my recent comment on this. Further, ayres is known to have been on the board of a local YMCA. And during his criminal trial, he mentioned wanting to renew his "medical license"so that he could volunteer for a local medical clinic that helps families in need.

The second document of interest is a Menlo Park council report from 7/16/2007, which mentions that $2,000 was paid to Friends for Youth, Inc. It also mentions that $1,091 was paid to a Barbara Ayres for "Dental" I believe this to be a co-incidence, as there is a Barbara Ayres (sometimes listed as Ayers) who is a police officer working for the City of Menlo Park. I am reasonably certain that this is NOT the child molester william ayres' daughter.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Apathy and Cowardice

People involved in the exacerbation of the Penn State Jerry Sandusky child molestation nightmare seem to be realizing the extent to which they allowed evil to influence them.

The charity that Sandusky founded (The Second Mile) and which he used to identify and select victims has realized that any good that it may have done can not survive the evil caused by Sandusky:

According to Fox News,  David Woodle, the chief executive of The Second Mile has said that "We're working hard to figure out how the programs can survive this event, We aren't protective of the organization that it survives at all costs."

Various collegiate and local political groups have realized that they probably even need to divorce themselves of Joe Paterno, the head coach, who was one of several individuals who supported Sandusky’s child molestation by deliberately and utterly failing to report Sandusky’s evil deeds over a period of many years:

Pennsylvania's two senators, Democrat Bob Casey, and Republican Patrick Toomey have put down their pitchforks and torches for long enough to come to agreement on something: they've both rescinded their support for their prior nomination of Joe Paterno for the nation's highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. According to the New York Times, the senators issued the following statement in conjunction with rescinding their nomination of Paterno:

"Penn State is an important institution in our commonwealth, we should turn our attention to the victims of these atrocious crimes and ensure they get the help they need. Our hearts and prayers go out to them and their families."

According to the Washington Post,  Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl has written a letter strongly rebuking Franco Harris, a former Penn State star who spoke out against the firing of Joe Paterno. Harris is a member of the “Pittsburgh Promise” scholarship board. Ravenstahl and the board gave serious consideration to removing Harris based on his support for Paterno before ultimately deciding on the letter of rebuke.

Brown University is carefully watching the situation as well. Joe Paterno graduated from there in 1950, and the university awards a “Joe Paterno ’50 Award” to "outstanding first-year varsity male athletes." They are considering renaming the award, given Paterno's cowardly inaction. According to the article in the Boston Globe, Matt Kutler, a 2001 honoree, said it “wouldn’t be a bad idea’’ to remove Paterno’s name.

So what about the william ayres case?

In January of 2002,  ayres was nominated by then San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon (Gordon is now a California State Assemblyman)  for a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his "service on the Children and Families First Commission, and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of children and adolescents."

The resolution was passed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in spite of the fact that several reports of molestation 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

On several occasions San Mateo County Board of Supervisors members have been asked by victims and their families to move to revoke the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and nothing has happened.

Rich Gordon has been asked to do the same on several occasions by me and others -- four times by me, --through his office email, and in facebook posts, and even in person in some cases – emails have gone unanswered, and the facebook posts promptly deleted. In person requests were apparently greeted coldly, consideration promised, and promptly ignored.

I’d like to be able to say that our local politicians are not savvy enough to recognize their cowardice in the face of so much evil – that they are so afraid to call attention to their own shortcomings in supporting ayres, that they don’t want to raise the issue, but frankly the local press and the local authorities, and even the local citizens seem so apathetic to the damage done by child sexual abuse, that the local politicians can just continue to act in a cowardly manner with little fear of the kind of public backlash being experienced by those involved in the Sandusky case.

william hamilton ayres couldn’t have picked a better county in which to molest young boys.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Same Old Story

Penn State’s resident evil Jerry Sandusky did an interview with Bob Costas last night (these guys always want to talk about themselves and their interest in young boys:

There must have been a molester’s conference that both Sandusky and ayres attended:

COSTAS: What did happen in the shower the night that Mike McQueary happened upon you and the young boy?

SANDUSKY: Okay, we-- we were showing and-- and horsing around. And he actually turned all the showers on and was-- actually sliding-- across the-- the floor. And we were-- as I recall possibly like snapping a towel, horseplay.

For comparison, here’s from the transcript of the william ayres criminal trial for molestation of many young boys on July 8, 2009 :

Ayres’ Attorney DORON WEINBERG: … Did you ever use the results of a physical examination or observation to simply reassure the patient himself?

AYRES: Oh, Yes. Yes. There was – There’s a case in this issue of organic macula, which is a swelling of one – of one of the nipples. And in that situation you certainly would – first of all, is, you need to check to make sure that they’re – so that you know that it is a physiological condition, which is normal. Because it is quite normal, and you can have it bilaterally or on one side.
     On the other hand, they need to know – many, many boys are very, very anxious about it, and they need to start looking around. And, of course, now I’m finding out that when I was in High School we all were buck naked and ran around in the shower and snapped towels at each other, and then it was thought of as nothing. Now, I guess it’s people are not exposed as much as they used to be.
   But the idea of the nipple is difficult for a lot of boys, so you need to be able to say. “Well, we’ll check it again,”

The parallels between the cases are vomit inducing. There's so much evil to spread around...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Evil Breeds Evil

There is something very wrong with people.

We seem to collectively want to turn our heads and deny horrors when they happen around us. There is evil stalking us, and we let it in to invade any shred of reasoning capacity we may have, we celebrate its very existence, rather than face it down, and stop it.

To be sure, the real evil takes up housekeeping in the empty husks of bodies that were intended to house human beings.  Creatures like Jerry Sandusky and, indeed william ayres, roam the earth, creating suffering and damage that will perpetuate itself, generating fresh fodder for further exploitation and damage.

Sandusky of course, is the Penn State assistant coach who established “The Second Mile,” a charitable foundation to help provide “care” for foster children, and who now stands charged with anally raping a ten year old boy in the college facilities. There are at least 8 people who have officially come forward as victims. I would be shocked if his body count was NOT in the hundreds. It has been widely speculated (with good reason) that Sandusky founded the charity to help him obtain victims.

But here's the rub:
Penn State had a whole host of management who could have put a stop to the evil, but instead, they looked evil square in the eye, and invited it in to their house. It started with Mike McQueary who claims that he actually witnessed Sandusky anally raping a young boy in the facility’s shower.

Here’s what one of the mothers of the victims had to say about Mike:

“I don’t even have words to talk about the betrayal that I feel,” said the mom of Victim Six. “[McQueary] was a grown man, and he saw a boy being sodomized ... He ran and called his daddy?”

After Mike called his daddy, likely already fearful (and possibly advised by daddy) of the prospect of seeing his own career besmirched for reporting the beast, he again failed to do the FIRST thing he should have done: either beat Sandusky to death, or call the cops.

Instead he talked to other coaches, who talked to other university officials, and none of them had the courage to do the right thing. They all stared into the headlights of their precious careening reputations, and now, instead of being heros, the likes of Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, Vice President of Business and Finance Gary Schultz, coach Joe Paterno, and Penn State President Graham Spanier are just another line of cowards who gave up a bit of their soul in exchange for the privilege of running defense for tangible evil.

And we get to watch the evil continue to infect and infest, as dim-wittted Penn State students rally, and even riot on Paterono’s behalf, showing evil support for a coward too blinded by his own fame to see the damage he’s let be done.

As the rioting in Paterno’s behalf started, he made some statements:

He told a crowd of supporters: "Pray for the [sexual abuse] victims," he told the crowd. "We love you."

BUT: He also issued a statement, obtained by Fox News, saying that he was disappointed with the board's decision but would have to accept it.

Heroic statement of support and contrition it is not… It just shows that he clearly doesn’t understand the evil that was wrought while he ran defense for the Devil.

The impact that this kind of crime has is very painful and difficult to describe, but  Dr. Keith Ablow does a good job of hinting at it in his article in Fox News. It doesn’t deliver the full breadth and depth of the impact, but it touches upon the tip of the iceberg:

When a child is made to participate in a sex act with an adult, it leads to intense feelings of fear and guilt and betrayal, which can easily color his or her entire existence.

These feelings are often suppressed. Hence, they can crop up in devastating ways later on: in the inability to trust any authority figure, in a tendency to avoid feelings at all, in literally slipping away from reality (dissociating), in attempts to suppress memories and feelings using alcohol and illicit drugs, in attention deficit disorder, in major depression, in sexual disorders and in suicide.

The evil persists. 

There are similar players in the william ayres story as well: 

Family memebers Solveig and Robert ayres, Shrinks Etta Bryant,  Robert Kimmich,  Larry Lurie, and all of the others who asked for financial support for the Devil himself are all good examples of evil at work, There are others.  People who are supposed to defend against evil and alert the public about its reality look the other way, and twist the truth to distract from the damage done by evil.

The stench and decay spreads, and true heros are few and far between.

Evil always has the last laugh. After you willingly sell your soul protecting Evil, it exposes you for what you really have become.

BY THE WAY: Here's an EXCELLENT article about what TO DO if you encounter child sexual abuse, by Michael Reagan. He gets it EXACTLY right, and in the right order of priority. 

AND: another nod to Victoria Balfour for being one of the few and far between.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Word on the street

Johnny the Shoeshine Boy says that ayres checked himself into Napa last night (10/25/2011).

10/27/2011 Update: There is now an article in the San Mateo Daily Journal stating that the prosecution has been informed of ayres' surrender to Napa State.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Article on ayres in the Times

There is a new article on the ayres story posted in the San Mateo County Times. Have a read:

And a second article today: this one about the animosity between victim's advocate Victoria Balfour, and the prosecutor Melissa McKowan:


Important point from comments about the above news article:

According to the article, McKowan placed Amati Mehler and another person who trained at Judge Baker, Dr. Joseph Mullen, on her witness list for the 2009 criminal trial, but she didn't call them to the stand.

BUT: look at what she says about the SAME witnesses on her blog comment.

Blog comment made by San Mateo prosecutor Melissa Mckowan. Confirmed as Mckowan’s by her supervisor, Assistant District Attorney Karen Guidotti:


Melissa McKowan said...

But take my word for it, any "credible" tip that has come in has been looked into. So far, until this particular unattributed blog entry, I have never seen any "independent investigation" that has led to the discovery of an actual witness. For instance, the three (not four) Judge Baker Graduates who would allegedly have debunked Ayres' statements about being trained there--did NOT confirm to the police or the DA what it was alleged in the blogs that they would say. One told me that she had told the reporter who talked to her that she didn't know anything about Ayres and was in school later than him and that although she could say SHE was never trained to give exams, she "couldn't say for sure what his training was." That is NOT helpful. Another one refused to testify and the last one is physically unable to travel and lives in Europe.

Note that today (10/26/2011) is the deadline for william hamilton ayres to be admitted to Napa State Hospital, for an undoubtedly short stay before he is most likely released back into the community; the San Mateo County District Attorney having utterly failed to obtain any significant time in lockup or even registration for yet another child molester.

If ayres does manage to get himself admitted, then by this time next week (November 2nd, 2011) he will be receiving his $750,000 in bail money back.

Friday, October 21, 2011

San Mateo County - Come have sex with our children!

Armando Lopez-Galvez

It seems that Armando Lopez-Galvez likes to have sex with young girls. Good thing he lives in Redwood City, which is part of San Mateo County!

He was apparently able to enjoy a young girl, and when the Belmont Police caught the man and told the San Mateo County prosecutors about 5 or six months ago, they reacted swiftly, and with great focus to make sure that the disruption to the poor, misunderstood man's life was minimized.

Between the San Mateo County DA, and the San Mateo County judges, they managed to bargain the fine citizen's charge down to a no-contest plea on only one count, sparing the man from potentially serving 10 to 12 years in prison on multiple charges.

They managed to get him down to a 308 day sentence with credit for time served! He does have to suffer through 3 years of probation, and will have to refrain from contacting the young girl, but thankfully, and as per usual, San Mateo County will NOT be burdening him with having to register as a sex offender. The County understands that a man should be able to violate 13 year old girls if he needs to!

If only the Belmont Police would quit pestering citizens who want to have sex with children, then the County would finally have some peace!


By the way, AS USUAL, The San Mateo Daily Journal seems to confuse the phrase "illegally fucking children" with "sexual relationship."   Talk about being a mouthpiece for San Mateo County's strange predilections.

This has been YET ANOTHER unfortunate edition of: San Mateo County - Come Have Sex With Our Children!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Blog Covers ayres Story

Another blogger covers the story about the DA and court allowing ayres to continue delaying and running around free.:

The blog PRACTIKEL: The only website worth visiting! has some rather strong opinions about the justice system as it applies to child molesters. The blogger would rather not have them taking up space in our public institutions - they offer up a rather more permanent solution -- a solution that Random Task would probably agree with.

Oh, Behave!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DA Backtracks on ayres Lockup Delay

There is a new article in the San Francisco Examiner about the delay to william ayres' commitment to Napa State Hospital to "treat" his alleged dementia, which allowed him to escape retrial on charges that he molested many young boys under the guise of providing psychiatric care.

The news article talks about the fact that prosecutor McKowan made one claim to the press -- The Court didn't provide necessary paperwork -- while DA Wagstaffe made an entirely different claim about availability of bed space. It also mentions that the DA claims that the judge denied a prosecution request to lock ayres up while awaiting a bed at Napa State.  (How did Wagstaffe know that this was requested, if he didn't know that McKowan had claimed that the court was responsible, or that the judge had threatened contempt?) The article also repeats the 11-1 guilt vote on ONE charge for the criminal trial, even though news stories at the time reported that this was the case for SIX of the charges.

NOBODY seems able to get their story straight.  At least they could all make an effort to tell the same lies.

Note: Reports from private investigators seem to show that ayres is in fact competent, at least as far as his defense at trial is concerned: competent enough to joke with medical colleagues about his alleged dementia and its relation to his defense maneuvers. (The medical colleagues who were enjoying the big joke with ayres and his vapid wife Solveig were:  Larry Lurie, M.D., and Robert Kimmich M.D, both San Francisco shrinks and past presidents of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, a pathetic organization from which a great number of past officers were signatories of a letter pleading for financial help for child molester ayres while he was on trial.)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Analysis of ayres News Story

The Mercury News printed an article last night (Wednesday 10/5/2011) about the ayres hearing this past Monday which allowed the delay of ayres' commitment to Napa State. The Mercury News article can be found here.

The article mentions that the reporters talked to prosecutor McKowan, and apparently, she indicated to them that the reason for the delay is that the court did not submit all of the necessary paperwork. 

The Mercury News also mentions that the original criminal trial, which ended in a mistrial, had ONE count that had an 11-1 for guilt vote.

Here are some problems with the news story:

Mistrial Vote Count: Immediately after the criminal trial (in June/July of 2009) there was some confusion in the press about what the actual jury vote count was. This was mostly cleared up after a day or so, with perhaps some minor discrepancies on the outlier votes. By August 4, 2009, the dust had mostly cleared and the final count, as best we could tell from multiple news sources was:

On 6 counts the vote was 11-1 in favor of conviction.
On 1 count the vote was 10-2 in favor of conviction.
On 2 counts the vote was 7-5 in favor of conviction

I'm not sure why the press keeps incorrectly downplaying the vote count. They do the same thing with the number of times the trial dates were missed, even though their own papers posted a blurb each time the trial dates were re-scheduled due to some stupid excuse or other. (Not to mention the handy guide I've provided Frankly it's maddening. 

Missing Information: The Mercury News fails to mention the judge's statement that if ayres is not in lockup by the new date (Wednesday, October 26th, 2011) that someone would be found in contempt of court.

We're not 100% clear ourselves who would be found in contempt. The parents of a victim were in the courtroom, and they reported the information to us (apparently there was NO PRESS present). The parents indicate that it was Napa State that would be held in contempt, but that there's a possibility that it might have been ayres or McDougall that would be held in contempt, they weren't entirely clear.

Either prosecutor McKowan didn't tell the press about the contempt order, or perhaps the press didn't find it interesting enough to print, but I have a problem with that too....

Further: At last Monday's hearing, Judge Grandsaert ordered the defense attorney to make sure that the paperwork was properly provided to Napa State so that ayres could be in lockup by the new October 26th deadline. Which would lead me to believe that it was, in fact ayres and/or McDougall who would be found in contempt if ayres is not locked up by the new deadline.

Point: The fact that a contempt charge possibility was discussed by Judge Grandsaert at all is very problematic for McKowan.

Logical holes: If McKowan was the source of the information that the delay was because the court failed to provide the necessary paperwork to Napa State, then the whole question of a contempt order becomes a thorny logical problem:

IF McKowan told the press that the Court was responsible for the delay THEN it doesn't make ANY sense for the judge to have had ANY discussion of contempt. The press should have asked McKowan: "Why, then would ayres or his lawyer -- or even Napa State for that matter --  be held in contempt if ayres does not report by the new date."  THEREFORE it doesn't make sense for McKowan to claim that the court was responsible for the delay, and I would argue that this is some kind of misrepresentation of fact, deliberate or otherwise... And the press should have pointed this out to McKowan (or whoever their source was.)

UNLESS Judge Grandsaert was saying that the COURT would be found in contempt if ayres isn't admitted by the October 26th. date (Because the Court was late in providing the paperwork.) BUT: it seems silly that the court would warn itself about the possibility of contempt against itself, AND it doesn't make any sense anyway, because the court ORDERED the defense attorney to make sure that the paperwork was submitted to Napa on time for his conviction.

The Good Lord knows, I certainly find the court in contempt, but I suppose that's irrelevant.

The simple statement that the Court was responsible for the delay should have opened a whole line of other questions for the press, but it apparently was lost on them... They seem incapable of understanding that they are being deceived. 

Interesting that McDougall never has any comment for the press in defense of his client. He doesn't need to make any; the DA seems to be doing a pretty good job of covering for ayres at the expense of the court (If indeed, the statement that the Court was responsible came from McKowan.)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Even More Delays

Today, the court was informed that, shockingly, Napa State does not have all of ayres' paperwork, and therefore he can't be committed this week, as previously ordered by the completely emasculated San Mateo County Court.

[NOTE Correction: contempt would be against NAPA, not ayres.]

The judge asked McDelay, ayres' asshat attorney, to contact Napa. On 10/26/2011, the judge will allegedly enter a cause for contempt of court charge against Napa State if ayres doesn't get checked into Napa Lock-up by then.

No idea what this means, or why Napa should feel threatened by Grandsaert. Seems like more Grandsaert/Wagstaffe  hand-wringing and arm-flapping to distract from the fact that San Mateo county is entirely disinterested in getting child molesters off the streets.

On 11/2/2011, the molester and his dipshit wife will get their $750K back (assuming he's checked into Napa) so they can pay their blood money to all of their marginally ethical turd attorneys.

Maybe then, they can go out to lunch with Larry Lurie and Robert Kimmich, and joke about how funny it is for ayres to molest little boys and then carry on about duping the courts with claims of Alzheimer's. Aren't past presidents of the Northern California Psychiatric Society a hoot?

Friday, September 30, 2011

URGENT: Hearing Scheduled

Monday 10/3/2011 8:45am

There is an unexpected hearing listed as a "Status Hearing" scheduled for MONDAY, October 3rd, 2011 8:45am for william hamilton ayres, accused of molesting many young boys under the guise of providing psychiatric care.

ayres, the one time president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has been stringing the courts along for more than 4 years, ultimately avoiding prosecution by convincing the San Mateo County District attorney that he is incompetent, in spite of the fact that two of three court appointed evaluating doctors found him to be competent. (The other doctor also originally found him to be competent, but changed her mind on the day the competency trial was set to begin.) But YOU can decide for yourself. There is video and a professional surveillance report showing him to be behaving in a very competent fashion, and even joking about using the Alzheimer's excuse to his advantage with "very good friends" Larry Lurie, M.D., and Robert Kimmich M.D, both San Francisco shrinks and past presidents of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, a pathetic organization from which a great number of past officers were signatories of a letter pleading for financial help for child molester ayres while he was on trial. (Lurie was also the author of the lovely letter)

Friday, September 9, 2011

ayres Fiasco Makes Front Page Examiner

[Original Post by DS: 09/09/2011 10:30PM PST]
The ayres commitment fiasco has now made front page news in the San Francisco Examiner, in a story by Mike Aldax. The story talks about the delay granted before commitment, and it also discusses a newly developing angle that ayres has to take care of health issues before going to Napa State (if indeed that ever actually happens) This is not something that was made clear in the courtroom, but apparently Karen Guidotti - the prosecutor's supervisor and chief deputy to DA Wagstaffe - told to the press at some point.

The three ring circus of different stories from the DA continues...

Significantly, the article discusses some of the human damage that ayes has caused to his victims, including alcohol and drug abuse, dangerous behaviors resulting in the death of some victims, and indeed, deep depression and even suicides.

Meanwhile stories are now in many papers and other news outlets all around the country. Many tell the same, or slightly modified versions of the Mercury News story released to the Associated Press:

Santa Maria Times, Sacramento Bee, MySanAntonio Texas, San Francisco Chronicle, Chron.com Houston Texas, Marin Independent Journal, The Republic of Columbus Indiana, KTVU,  FoxReno, CT Post of Connecticut, and many others.

Please have a look at the Private Investigator's report and videos, if you haven't already seen them. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Napa on October 6th. 6 months likely

[Original Post by DS: 09/07/2011 11:10AM PST]
[Updates: 09/08/2011 06:10AM PST]
On September 7, 2011 william hamilton ayres had a placement hearing to establish the "treatment" he would receive for the dementia that he claims is preventing him from defending himself against charges relating to his molestation of many young boys, while they were entrusted to his "care" for alleged psychiatric treatment.

Last month, in a hearing with an un-announced time change probably designed to prevent  the public,the press, and a county supervisor from witnessing the spectacle (and reporting it without the approved Wagstaffe Spin), the DA caved in and conceded to his claims of dementia in spite of the fact that two of three neutral, court appointed shrinks state that he is competent. (The third mysteriously changed her report moments before a competency trial was to start.) And in spite of the fact that the DA was presented with privately funded surveillance evidence that the molester ayres is out and about acting very competent, and even joking about his "dementia" claims with shrink pals Robert Kimmich and Larry Lurie, who has published a paper on Alzheimer's related dementia and its symptoms.

Prior to today's hearing, the DA and the prosecutor told several different stories about what was expected in terms of placement (As many as seven different stories if you count different press reports and reports from victim's families.) These ranged from minimal outpatient care locally, to permanent lockup (unless conditions improve) in state mental health facilities.


At 9:00am, the prosecutor, the defense attorney and Judge Grandsaert quietly discussed the fact that the court needed to hear information on a few other cases first, so they delayed the start time slightly. The Judge was overheard discussing the importance of the start time, and all three appeared to be amused with themselves and had a little laugh about the distress they caused at the last hearing. (Must be sweet to be an impartial judge.)

Once things got underway, Grandsaert mentioned ex-parte information received from a non-involved party, (We can safely assume that this is private investigator’s report.) He stated that it was non-admissible and possibly unlawful for him to review, and that it can’t be taken into consideration. (NOTE: Technically, Grandsaert is just blowing smoke up people's arses here... the information was provided to all sides, and thus, it is not ex parte. ) 

Grandsaert stated that if the public is not happy with their officials, then they should change their officials at election time. (Grandsaert was apparently already pissy because a bunch of the people from the un-related preliminary hearings didn’t show, didn’t do what they were told, etc…) The judge is right: the public has to decide if they want to keep bending over and letting people like him blow smoke up their asses or not. 

Once Grandsaert stepped down off his lectern, McDougall, the defense weasel, indicated that he wanted a delay before commitment (we think he was asking for 90 days.) He submitted a report from Amanda Gregory, stating that it agreed with findings from Kirshner, (who felt that ayres’ condition was likely Alzheimer’s disease.)  McDougall wanted it to be part of the record for “future hearings.”  McKowan agreed to making it part of the court record, the judge agreed that the documents were relevant.

Discussion then centered around 1601A, which has to do with mandatory 180 day locked-up commitment in cases in which people have been harmed by a defendant who is claiming incompetency, insanity etc.  McDougall seems to have had some alternative to Napa State in mind, but McKowan argued that there were no such alternatives with the required lockup indicated in McDougall’s report, and that if another facility were to accept him, they could lose their license (in light of 1601A) and therefore there were no alternative locations.

McDougall wanted a delay to make sure that paperwork was in order and properly accepted by Napa State before commitment.  (I guess he learned from the Youshock snafu.)  McKowan wanted ayres to be remanded to Napa today, and said that there was no basis for continuation.

McDougall seemed agitated about statements that McKowan made “outside of court” about Napa having all the information that they need, and insisted that it would not be right to transfer ayres today.

The judge ruled as follows:
The parties have 30 days to get paperwork to Napa and accepted by Napa doctors, (that they have the ability to accept and treat ayres) (9/8/2011 NOTE: According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, DDA Karen Guidotti is claiming that this 30 day delay is so that ayres' can deal with "his myriad medial issues." However, people who were at the hearing did NOT report this as the stated reason for the 30 day delay. Guidotti appears to be a bit of ditz though, having warmly greeted one of the parents of victims - who she had recently had a contentious meeting with - asking gregariously: "How are you doing!?" immediately after Guidotti's employee McKowan had just conceded ayres' incompetence at the start of the August 22nd competency re-trial. In either case, we now have yet another story from the DA's office about what's happening with ayres, and, as several people have pointed out,  it's entirely feasible that "medical issues" are yet another loophole that the ayres/DA folks are working on to keep ayres out of lockup.)

Ayres is to be committed to Napa State on October 6th, 2011.

Hearing on October 13th 2011 to exonerate ayres’ bail, once notified by Napa that ayres is locked up and in treatment.

Report is due back from Napa in 90 days. (Not sure what the point of this report is.)  (UPDATE: Joshua Melvin at the Mercury News reports that there may be some potential that at this point, if the doctors report that ayres is incurable, that he may then be eligible for a hearing to place him in some other care facility, potentially cutting his stay in Napa from 180 days to 90 days. )

Ayres must be locked up for 6 months. If the doctors decide he is competent after 6 months, then the DA and court can decide if they’d like to have a criminal re-trial. If the doctors decide that he’s still incompetent, then there will be another hearing to determine ayres’ placement at that time. The law does not appear to require indefinite lockup. (But also, note the update on the 90 day report from Napa...)

The hearing wrapped up at about 9:30am, so given the delays to the start of the hearing, it took about 15 minutes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Several of us think that there is enough wiggle room in Grandsaert's ruling (Napa's review of the report to see if they're going to be able to "treat" ayres, the 90 day review, etc...) and with reports that getting a bed in Napa is very difficult, that it is fairly likely that ayres will never get to Napa, and that he'll end up with some other alternate arrangement. So please don't bank on even this insignificant incarceration as any kind of consolation.

Additional information: 

McDougal also fussed over a 2005 case, the  “Vargas” case,  and/or  a related 2010 case that has not been published yet. As best I can tell via Google searches, this appears to be a reference to the Vargas case in Fort Bragg, in which a man killed the man who molested him as a child. After the boy was molested, as an adult,  he allegedly became the “lover” of the man who molested him. There is another "Vargas" molestation case in which a girl was molested by a man who was known to be a molester, but the details were somewhat convoluted... Both cases seem to discuss consent issues, essentially relating to the defense trying to shift some of the blame to the victims because the defense claims that they, as adults, or their adult guardians made the decision to put themselves at risk. Not sure what this was all about, or if one of these are even the correct “Vargas” case, but regardless, McDougall appears to be maneuvering to protect his child molesting client from further criminal/civil lawsuits by entering all of this detritus into the record.


By the way, the court and/or the DA's office has been looking at the blog all morning since the hearing, so I'll   take the opportunity to say that I think it's pretty lousy that you all (including the court) didn't look a little harder at the conflict of interest you have, given the long incestuous relationship you've had with the molester.

I'll add that Grandsaert's slap in the face to the frustrated victims and their families by suggesting that their only recourse is through elective process is only exacerbated by the fact that the public finds this kind of crime too icky to focus on, and therefore any kind of public uprising, no mater how justified, is unlikely to happen. This kind of cheap shot is about as clever as the tactics of a schoolyard bully, and you should be ashamed of your performance today, Grandsaert. Time to grow up.

Thanks for takin' my money, assholes!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reminder: ayres Placement Hearing Wednesday

This is a reminder that the placement hearing for william hamilton ayres, accused of molesting many young boys,  is scheduled for TOMORROW, September 7th at 9am. 

Remember also: at the last hearing, the DA, the defense, and Judge Grandsaert pulled a fast one on the public, the press, and a county supervisor by holding the hearing 15 minutes early, and finished before the scheduled start time. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Times Calls ayres Retrial Hearing "SUSPICIOUS"

The print edition of Saturday, August 27, 2011 San Mateo County Times has the following headline:

"Court in Session... A Little Early: Time of Ayres' retrial hearing is suspicious"

The article, a brief "Insider" blurb that got top billing on the paper calls attention to an important issue that I had originally missed. When I first reported on the August 22 hearing, I did not notice the TIME that I got reports from people at the hearing. I heard from them at about 9:10am.  It was actually finished BEFORE the scheduled 9am start time.

Here are some snippets from the San Mateo County Times Article:

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said the hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court Judge John Grandsaert's courtroom would begin at 9 a.m. Grandsaert himself listed the time of the hearing as 9.

So the Insider, and Supervisor Dave Pine, were a bit surprised to learn, when they arrived at 9, that the hearing was already over. It had begun at 8:45

The reporter in the Times goes on to call the behavior fishy, talks about Wagstaffe's excuse, and sarcastically chides Judge Grandsaert's questionable decision.

Go on over to the San Mateo County Times article (pdf) to read about it. Note that the online version has changed the headline to the somewhat less confrontational: "The Insider: Ayres hearing time travels"

Yet more coordinated, suspicious behavior by the molester, the DA, and the Judiciary. It floors me that many don't see the collusion.

Monday, August 22, 2011

San Mateo County DA Fails Child Molest Victims

[Original Post by DS: 08/22/2011 9:25AM PST]
[Update Post by DS: 08/22/2011 07:45PM PST]

[7:45PM UPDATES: Including news clips are now included at the bottom of this post.]

In the matter of the criminal and competencey to assist in defense case against william hamilton ayres, former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and prolific child molester:

Deputy District Attorney Melissa McKowan stipulated incompetency this morning, indicating that doctor reports show that his "borderline" incompetency will not improve.

Both McKowan and the child molester's attorney were in agreement to proceed with a placement report.

The judge ordered that the Golden Gate Regional Center should create a report recommending placement in a state hospital or otherwise, and should be provided with reports from both prosecution and defense, and that the report should be prepared by August 30, 2011.

There is a placement hearing at 9am on September 7th, 2011.

Criminal Proceedings are Suspended.

Solveig Ayres smiled broadly at the parents of victims as they entered the courtroom.

Karen Guidotti greeted one of the parents warmly after the extraordinarily brief hearing, stating that she knew her and asked in a very light and happy fashion how she was doing. Needless to say, she got an earful.

Note that DA Wagstaffe made repeated promises that it would be Napa or competency trial.

Whores and idiots abound in the courthouse today.

In the News:

Channel 7 ABC News Interviews from this afternoon.

Newspaper Articles:
Brief Aaron Kinney article in Mercury News this morning.

Article in SF Examiner this morning.

Another Mercury News article from this afternoon.

They're popping up all over now.

Additional minor information on the surveillance video tapes: (See full article below this post...)

We have identified the two other men who were dining with william and Solveig ayres on the 18th, who Solveig refers to as ayres' "very, very good friends." (Whatever THAT means...) They are, as we expected the second we saw this video:  Larry Lurie, M.D., and Robert Kimmich M.D, both San Francisco shrinks and past presidents of the  Northern California Psychiatric Society, a pathetic organization from which a great number of past officers were signatories of a letter pleading for financial help for child molester ayres while he was on trial. (Lurie was also the author of the lovely letter)

Lurie is sitting immediately to william ayres' right, and Kimmich is sitting to Solveig's left.

According to the Private Investigator's report, this lovely little bunch of lunch buddies had a good chuckle about ayres' incompetency gambit during their little lunch break:

"Both men spoke about the effects of Alzheimer’s and the unidentified man said that its only benefit was that “you can mention it in front of the lawyers ‘case it’s serving a purpose” which was greeted by laughter from all seated at the table. 

Lurie should know about Alzheimer's: He's been writing practice guidelines too... wonder if there's a chapter on what the symptoms would look like, for example, if you wanted to make it seem as if you're symptomatic? Why yes, there certainly is!

It's interesting that Lurie is such great friends with ayres, who claims that he was "trained" to give "physical exams" to children in treating them. After all, Lurie says THIS when comparing his hobby of sculpting to treating patients:

The “tactile, hands-on” nature of this art form is particularly intriguing to him, Lurie noted. “I had thought of becoming a surgeon, but didn’t feel I had the skills, but even thinking about that specialty must have meant that I like the touching aspect. Psychiatry, in contrast, is so hands off.

Even "very, very good friend" Lurie exposes ayres' lie.

San Mateo County: Come Have Sex With Our Children!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

URGENT: Investigative Surveillance Results

We have obtained convincing evidence that ayres is indeed lucid, displaying functional memory of distant and recent past events, as well as the cognitive ability to understand future events.

In the Press:
There is now a comprehensive news story about the surveillance efforts undertaken by professional private investigators for families and friends of the victims of the child molestation perpetrated by william hamiton ayres.

Please go to San Mateo County Times / Mercury News and read Aaron Kinney's excellent article. (pdf)

This evidence has been provided to the San Mateo County District Attorney, the prosecutor, and other agencies.

We urge victims and their families and supporters to contact the DA, THIS WEEKEND and ask them to review the information prior to proceedings THIS MONDAY August 22, 2011. We have been informed that they intend to concede incompetence on Monday, and this would be a travesty of justice. It appears that the best case scenario is that ayres is sent to Napa for a minimal amount of time, and then probably released(?) We don't know what happens with the criminal charges at this point. It is possible that double jeopardy will then apply.

The main switchboard is closed for the weekend. DIRECT LINE to Wagstaffe:
Steve Wagstaffe 650-363-4752

A change of venue plea can be made with the Attorney General, but the URGENT thing this weekend is to contact Wagstaffe and your local San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Representative and ask them to seriously reconsider their intent to concede to this child molester's further attempt to skirt the law.

California Attorney General:
Voice: (916) 322-3360 or
(Toll-free in California)
(800) 952-5225
Fax: (916) 323-5341

Evidence provided is VIDEO of Surveillance done by a professional Private Investigator and a copy of the report provided by that investigator.

The Surveillance Video:

We have loaded selected segments of the video to YouTube for ease of access. These videos have been edited from the original source as follows:

  • Color has been adjusted, and video brightened for clips inside the restaurant.
Sections have been removed as follows:
  • Clips that show relatively little activity or irrelevant footage have been removed.
  • Sections of the video where the view is blocked by wait staff, or by the investigators while adjusting equipment have been removed.
  • Most sections of the video that show ayres eating with no conversation have been removed.
  • Many sections of the video that show ayres eating, then pausing to actively listen to other guests have been removed or cut short.

NOTE: There is no audio. This is by design. It is not legal in California to record audio of any conversation without consent of all parties; the original provided by the investigators is also free of audio. Please see the surveillance report below, as the investigators took notes on topics of conversation and specific quotes.

Clip One: The ayres vehicle and residence under surveillance, and william ayres in his vehicle being driven by Solveig Ayres, ayres is wearing his usual "disguise" of a baseball cap and dark glasses. He has been spotted this way by many people, sometimes with his walker, sometimes with only a cane.

Clips Two and Three: william and Solveig went to lunch at La Vie in San Francisco on August 18, 2011 with a pair of as-yet-unidentified men. They had detailed discussions, and ayres himself dominated the conversation for at least 20 minutes.

These surveillance videos show many aspects of william ayres' behavior and the other people’s reactions to his behavior that appear to indicate very little cognitive impairment.

Natural behaviors:
  • ayres clearly points to his chest when referring to himself in conversation.
  • Other guests nod and react normally while ayres is engaging them in conversation, and his gestures seem appropriate, the guests react as if they are normal aspects of conversation.
  • ayres is aware and acts appropriately when one of the lunch guests leaves early.
  • ayres subconsciously moves the dishes around to make room when the meal arrives, while engaged in the conversation.
  • ayres subconsciously uses his napkin when necessary and at appropriate times.
Active engagement:
  • ayres is clearly directing/dominating the conversation for a good percentage of the time. (About 20 minutes.)
  • ayres shows emotional/animated responses to the conversation.
  • ayres directs the waiter in placement of the drinks when they arrive.
  • ayres catches the waiter’s attention to let him know that they are wrapping up, and asks the waiter to bag some of the food to go.
  • ayres uses his chopsticks for a good portion of the meal, after which the novelty appears to wear off (as is the case for other members of the party.)
  • ayres frequently makes humorous comments which the others react appropriately to, and laughs on cue when others say something humorous.

The full, unedited video in the form provided to us by the Private Investigator is available. It is in an avi format, and is known to have problems on Apple computers. If you need access to the full version, email deepsounding@gmail.com and I will provide the link.

The Surveillance Report:

The investigative report appears to indicate that ayres is clearly lucid, displaying functional memory of distant and recent past events, as well as the cognitive ability to understand future events.

Some samples from the report:
  • ayres states that he has to “go to court on Monday.”
  • “The trio also discussed politics, the recent straw poles in Iowa and the current state of the Republican Party.”
  • “ayres talked about joint pain, weight loss (“I’m down to 200 lbs. now” )…”
  • “Both men spoke about the effects of Alzheimer’s and the unidentified man said that its only benefit was that “you can mention it in front of the lawyers ‘case it’s serving a purpose” which was greeted by laughter from all seated at the table.
  • “There were teenagers standing there with their pants down mooning some cars that were passing by the crowd.”
  • “One of my patients in the past’s father had traumatized him before he got onto a school bus”

We can't stress this enough: we understand that the DA intends to concede that ayres is incompetent to defend himself at trial, and give him a slap on the-wrist, temporary commitment. The standard for incompetence is normally VERY strict, and we do NOT believe that this proof has been met, and in fact we believe that ayres is being deceptive about his level of competence. We think that this evidence clearly shows that ayres is much more competent than not. If you agree, please let the DA know before Monday!

We are distressed that the DA appears to not be swayed by this new evidence.

We thank all of those, near and far, who have helped in this matter.

[UPDATE NOTE: On August 22, 2011 the prosecutor did indeed concede incompetence, in spite of these efforts.]

We have identified the two other men who were dining with william and Solveig ayres on the 18th, who Solveig refers to as ayres' "very, very good friends." (Whatever THAT means...) They are, as we expected the second we saw this video: Larry Lurie, M.D., and Robert Kimmich M.D, both San Francisco shrinks and past presidents of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, a pathetic organization from which a great number of past officers were signatories of a letter pleading for financial help for child molester ayres while he was on trial. (Lurie was also the author of the lovely letter)

Lurie is sitting immediately to william ayres' right, and Kimmich is sitting to Solveig's left.

Lurie should know about Alzheimer's: He's been writing practice guidelines too... wonder if there's a chapter on what the symptoms would look like, for example, if you wanted to make it seem as if you're symptomatic? Why yes, there certainly is! 

Keep this in mind when thinking about ayres' alleged incompetence: 

1) ayres' primary care physician, Dale Ritzo,  put ayres on Aricept for treatment of Alzheimer's (or the dementia related to it) but ayres didn't take to it, so they took him off of it. 

2) In July 2010, ayres had an MRI that showed minimal shrinkage of the brain, normal for his age, and it  did NOT show "white matter" that usually shows up in Alzheimer's patients. 

3) ayres got a 26 out of 30 on his first mini-mental state examination (MMSE or Folstein test) but the second time he took it he scored 29 out of 30. According to published information, a score of 25 or better is considered to be "normal"  The scores normally trend lower over time in an Alzheimer's patient.  

It's interesting that Lurie is such great friends with ayres, who claims that he was "trained" to give "physical exams" to children in treating them. After all, Lurie says THIS when comparing his hobby of sculpting to treating patients:

The “tactile, hands-on” nature of this art form is particularly intriguing to him, Lurie noted. “I had thought of becoming a surgeon, but didn’t feel I had the skills, but even thinking about that specialty must have meant that I like the touching aspect. Psychiatry, in contrast, is so hands off.

Even "very, very good friend" Lurie exposes ayres' lie.

UPDATE May 9, 2012: 

As of this update, ayres has been locked up at Napa State Hospital, receiving "treatment" for his alleged dementia. He is seeking release to "outpatient" treatment:

ayres' gambit to avoid criminal trial, while successful, has begun to unravel: even the prosecutor, who previously conceded that ayres is demented, has made accusations in court that the child molester is actively and deliberately refusing treatment. Further, the molester has made comments on the record that he is avoiding treatment at the instruction of his attorney Jonathan McDougall. Read more about it here.

UPDATE August 3, 2012: 

Napa State Hospital has stated that, in fact, william hamilton ayres IS COMPETENT, and has always been competent, and has been malingering -- faking his dementia in order to avoid prosecution.

Read about it here: william ayres: Lying, Malingering, Child Molester

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ATTENTION! To Ayres Victims; Their Families and Sympathetic Citizens: Strategy Meeting!

To all those who want to see justice served in the Ayres case, there will be a STRATEGY MEETING on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Five PM in Redwood City. This event is being organized by a group of concerned citizens.

For more details on the exact meeting place, please contact:
deepsounding@gmail.com or
For those who plan to attend, your anonymity will be protected.

The Trials & Tribulations Blog has also posted an article on this meeting, and a good summary of the most recent events/concerns about how the case is going. Please make sure to read the article!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 22nd Re-trial Still Scheduled

August 1, 2011 Status Conference:

8:35: McDougall arrives for the 8:45 conference.

8:50 McKowan arrives.

8:50 Both go back into chambers.

8:58 McDougall and McKowan come out, McDougall notes for the record that trial is still set for the 22nd, both attorneys leave; McDougall for another courtroom.

It is unknown at this time if there are any further conferences scheduled. I'll post if I hear anything from anyone else.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

REMINDER: Status Conference

This is a reminder that there is a status conference scheduled for TOMORROW, August 1, 2011 at 8:45am.

According to staff at the DA's office, this conference is to discuss current status of the competency retrial for william hamilton ayres.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ALERT: Status Conference

[Original Post by DS: 07/26/2011 6:10PM PST]

There was a "status conference" today that we were not aware of ahead of time. My last check was last Thursday, and the court clerk reported no change at that point, so it must have been scheduled Friday or Monday.

There is ANOTHER Status conference scheduled for NEXT MONDAY, August 1, 2011.

One of the parents talked to office staff at the DA's office today. Staff checked the notes and indicates that the conference today and the one scheduled for Monday were to make sure that things are still "on track" for re-trial of william ayres' in the matter of his competency to defend himself against criminal child molestation charges.

As of this afternoon, anyway, the August 22nd competency re-trial is still scheduled.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

No News Yet

As mentioned by Joshua Melvin in the Mercury News, the DA may be making some kind of determination this week as to how to proceed in the competency and criminal case against william hamilton ayres for his molestation of many young boys.

As of early this afternoon there doesn't appear to be any further information that has been announced or discussed, so far.

If we find anything out, we'll post it here. I know everyone's a bit on edge.

UPDATE FRIDAY, 7/22/2011 2:30PM: Still no word on any change. Court clerk reports no change to re-trial date/time as posted on the Court Dates tab.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New information in Merc News

New Information:

Joshua Melvin has published a new article in The Mercury News.

It seems that although the competency re-trial is scheduled for August 22, the DA will be deciding the week of July 18th if they intend to just accept ayres' "incompetence" claims.

As per usual, ayres' asshole defense weasel has "no comment" about the blood money he is accepting from ayres, who charged parents for the time he spent molesting their young boys. ayres may also have received money to assist in his defense from any number of dipshit sham shrinks in the area (like these incompetent, quack shrinks).

The asshole defense weasel supports his family with money that is earned via the pain of victims all over.

Good job defense weasel.

Go read the article.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Competency Mis-Trial Status Conference

[Original Post by DS: 06/29/2011 9:05AM PST]

Today's Status Conference Results:

The attorneys showed up at 8:45, disappeared into the judge's chambers for a few minutes, and then left. According to the bailiff, there is no information other than that the August 22 trial date stands, and nothing will be discussed in open court today. The bailiff apparently didn't have many other specifics.

There might be more to the story, as the court started watching this blog at 8:46AM, and has viewed the blog several times since then (seven times). Perhaps the news folks will talk to McKowan about behind-the-scenes discussion and maybe get another juicy "No Comment" quote from McDougall.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Competency Mis-Trial Hearing Wednesday

June 29th, 2011 8:45am
Status Conference after Competency Trial Mis-Trial

There will be a conference on Wednesday, June 29th at 8:45am to discuss next steps for case of william hamilton ayres, alleged psychiatrist, who molested many young boys under the guise of providing psychiatric care.

On June 17th, mistrial was declared in ayres' sham competency trial. The court has set a re-trial date for August 22, 2011, but there is a status conference on Wednesday, at which point this may change.

From discussions in court and in the paper, it seems that they may not go ahead with a re-trial for the competency portion of the case. Even if they do have a trial and determine that he is competent, there seems to be indication that there will be no criminal re-trial, and if he is found incompetent, he may get "outpatient" treatment.

At this point it's looking very much like ayres will walk, even though he's a habitual molester, and has been for many years. 

Please read the post and comments immediately below this one for discussion. There is an article in the San Mateo Daily Journal as well: Read More Here

Friday, June 24, 2011

Today's Hearing to Determine Future of Ayres case: No Decision Made Today

I don't have full details, but a parent of a victim who attended this morning's hearing says that no decision was made today about a retrial for Ayres' mental competency. Another hearing on this matter is set for this Wednesday, June 29.

While a date of August 22 was discussed among the attorneys for a retrial of the competency, prosecutor Mckowan told the mother of the victim that "there probably won't be another criminal trial."


Yesterday in Delaware, the notorious pedophile pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley  who was indicted in February 2010 on 470 counts of raping and molesting children was CONVICTED yesterday - a mere SIXTEEN MONTHS after the indictment. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Profession

I've read some of the comments over the last few days, and frankly, I'm a little disappointed about some thing that you be surprised that I'd be disappointed about.

I've thought about not even posting my thoughts on this, because, in a sense, I'm "biting the hand that feeds me" (again).

There have been posts by a few people who claim to be shrinks, both here, and in the San Francisco Chronicle comments section. They express empathy to the victims of ayres, and they mention that ayres "Disgraced us all."

To be sure, I would STILL like to hear others in the profession comment on this, but what I REALLY want to know is: Where the hell were the comments like this BEFORE there was precious little chance of any conviction, and when speaking up might have made you a little out of place with your colleagues?

I can think of only a very small handful of people who were ASSOCIATED with ayres in the past who spoke up BEFORE or during the criminal trial, and one of those few was a judge, so doesn't really count. There is a laundry list of shrinks who sent out requests for support of ayres legal woes. ( some of them are pictured above) and one has supported ayres in public ( Etta Bryant).

But few have spoken up to clarify that:

A) It is a sham that ayres was claiming to do physicals. ( These were NOT physicals.)

B) Psychiatrists don't do physicals.

Where are all of you, why aren't you being vocal? You're complaining about your profession being disgraced: if you really care, then why didn't you speak up when it counted? If 50 shrinks in the bay area had stated in the press that this claim was bullshit, there would have been public outcry at the outcome of the first trial. If you had hounded the DA and the press about this "Disgrace" BEFORE the first trial, you all could have saved some of the disgrace brought to you profession.

You didn't.

When I spent years in therapy as an adult, wanting desperately to talk about the problem, and while displaying classic symptoms of an adult who had suffered child molestation, I was never asked once about where those symptoms might have come from. I was dying to be asked, and no shrink ever did.

I don't know that there's much disgrace left for your profession to suffer.

Well, so much for gratitude, right? I guess as this drags on and on, I have very little grace left in me. But at least I'm growing a pair of balls.