According to Joshua Melvin at MercuryNews.com, Jeffery Gracia of Pacifica was convicted earlier this week for having oral sex with a 14 year old boy, and possessing child pornography.
According to the “Pacifica Patch” other charges included masturbation and anal sex, and included in evidence were hundreds of photos of Gracia posing with the young boys in Burma.
He was sentenced to a year -- ONE YEAR -- in JAIL -- minus time served -- (avoiding PRISON time) and five years of probation for his disgusting crimes, by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Craig Parsons.
Apparently Judge Parsons was aroused by Gracia’s military service, volunteer firefighter duties, and having been smart enough to have not been caught diddling boys before or after the incidents in question.
The father and brother of the victim (both deemed even by the judge to be biased due to their fiduciary dependence on the perp) both testified on the PERPETRATOR’s behalf. Who needs enemies when you have family like that?
According to the “Pacifica Patch,” DA Steve Wagestaffe reports that in a lengthy response, the Judge indicated that he gave more weight to the Perp’s service than to the credible (in the judge’s words -- several times) victim’s testimony and the biased (in the judge’s words) family’s testimony. That, and the fact that he hadn't “committed” any NEW offences since 2001. (I think you mean BEEN CAUGHT COMMITTING, don’t you Judge Parsons?)
Judge Parsons is the same dude who pared Tarquin Craig Thomas’s 25 counts of lewd and lascivious behavior down to five charges. Fortunately (if you can call it that) there was enough heinously disgusting video and photographic evidence that the perp ended up with a 108 year prison term.
Gracia does have to register as a sex offender, a relative rarity for San Mateo County lately.
Meanwhile, Daniel Leon Stansbury got two years and eight months in PRISON for fraudulently receiving aid money when he claimed to be a victim of the PG&E explosion in San Bruno. Despicable behavior, and I think he deserves the time. But frankly the seven years and four months that Gracia COULD have been sentenced for the crimes HE was convicted of is far too light a sentence for his atrocities.
All because of the fabulous judges San Mateo County seems so fond of. Can we please remember these turd judge's names when elections roll around?
If DA Steve Wagstaffe had any objections to the "Judge's" light sentence, he apparently didn't voice them to either news agency.
Serve in the Armed Forces, and then come have sex with kids in San Mateo County! Our Judges will lick your boots clean for you!