Monday, December 16, 2013

Plea Appeal Underway

Recent search and review of documents associated with civil lawsuits against william hamilton ayres related to his molestation of many young boys has revealed that ayres has filed an appeal to his "no-contest" pleas on 8 counts of child molestation with special circumstances. There was a 60 day window in which he was allowed to file appeal.

Search of the California First District Court of Appeals indicates that the appeal was filed on October 30, 2013, and is assigned appeal number A140132. There are currently no upcoming public hearings listed, and the clerks associated with the appeals process indicate that it could be 6 months to a year before there is any real resolution on the matter. We will update as we hear more.

The press has obviously washed their hands of this case. They have spent too long taking DA Wagstaffe's press briefs as all the digging they need to do... If Wags doesn't want it to be news, then it isn't news.

To the best of my knowledge, victims have not been notified that appeal was filed, even though Wagstaffe told KCBS (pdf) that he was going to be proactive with such information:

According to Wagstaffe, so few victims invoke their rights under Marsy’s Law that he wants the attorneys in his office to act as if those rights are automatic, if not outright mandatory."

Other news: As a commenter has noted, ayres has just recently been relocated to the brand-new, state-of-the-art California Health Care Facility, Stockton. (Prison, but with hospital beds -- and razor wire and machine guns....)  This is mixed news, as it is likely less overcrowded than his last location, and probably smells less like cow dung in the heat of the summer. And while dipshit daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento likely has a somewhat shorter drive to visit the child molester in prison, ayres' wife Solveig Ayres will have a significantly longer commute to see her child molester husband.

We don't know why specifically ayres was moved to this location; hopefully he's contracted the Valley Fever that has been rampant at Deuel.

william hamilton ayres was arrested on April 5, 2007 on charges relating to his molestation of many young boys while he was alleging to provide psychiatric care to private patients as well as referrals for evaluation from the juvenile court system in San Mateo County. After years of  playing demented for the courts, ayres plead "No Contest" and was found guilty of all charges against him on May 16, 2013. ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison on August 26, 2013. ayres is currently inmate number AR2048 and is incarcerated in the California Health Care Facility, Stockton.

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