Thursday, March 20, 2014

San Mateo County - Come have sex with our Children!

Sick Fuck
San Mateo County: "Come have sex with our children!"  (the Allan Wayne Meaney Edition)

According to the San Mateo Daily Journal (pdf) This perverted sack of shit just got sentenced to some prison time for the (plead) crimes of Felony indecent exposure and child annoyance.

He was out on bail (for masturbating in front of a 6 year old girl and her mom) when he was apprehended for hanging out near and flirting with 9 year old girls and such...

Because he has a couple of other prior offenses, he was eligible for special 3-Strikes treatment: potentially life in prison. Fortunately (for the twisted freak) the San Mateo County Courts tossed that silly notion, and with (I imagine... I wasn't there...) less than convincing objection by the DA otherwise, the Court saw fit to go with the maximum 8 years in prison deal...

Let me list for you his convicted offenses so far:

288(a) Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a child under 14 years of age.
288(b) Prior Code -- Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a child under 14 years of age by force or fear.
288(c) Oral Copulation with a minor under 14 years of age by force or fear.
647a Prior Code - Annoy or Molest a child (with priors)
288 Prior Code - Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a child under 14 years of age.
647a Prior Code - Annoy or Molest a child under 18 years of age.

According to the Daily Journal, a State of California detention facility has labeled him to be a "Mentally Disordered Sex Offender," a label which has since been replaced with the label: "Sexually Violent Predator."

San Mateo County, in their careful consideration, sentenced the "Sexually Violent Predator" to "nearly" seven years in prison (So.. that would be SIX years, San Mateo Daily Journal...) with 756 days of  credit -- that would be MORE than TWO years of credit (In case the Daily Journal needs some math help...) for time served.

So, let's see: Three Strikes Candidate, Sexually Violent Predator label,  CONVICTED (God only knows how many were NOT convicted) for count them: (one, two, three, four)... FOUR priors. with a chance to get the established repeat offender off the street forever, and San Mateo County leaps at the chance to put him in jail for:

Maybe 3 years by the time you give him all of the time off credits..

DA Steve Wagstaffe (who will be running UNCONTESTED for DA again) called this:

"a good outcome."

Uh... good for who, exactly? Whose side are you on, Stevie Baby?

San Mateo County: Come have Sex With Our Children!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


San Mateo County's District Attorney has generally run against no opponent, for many, many years.
San Mateo County needs a fresh perspective for its District Attorney Office. The deadline for filing for candidacy for the Office of District Attorney, to run against the current DA Steve Wagstaffe is drawing near.

San Mateo County needs a DA who will not be lax in prosecuting sexual crimes against children, as the current DA's record  proves. We need a DA who will prosecute child molesters to the fullest extent of the law, rather than allowing sex offenders to avoid registration, and serve overly short jail sentences.

We need someone to run who has compassion for the LAW ABIDING citizens of the County of San Mateo, and who won't bow to the wishes of the powerful and wealthy criminals in our midst.

We need to have a candidate who will truly "seek justice and accountability for all who violate the law in our county." and  "also seek to provide assistance for those victimized by criminals."


We need a person of compassion, action, and understanding.







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. During sentencing, ayres' family (wife Solveig Ayres, son Robert Ayres of Illinois, and daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento) spoke in support of the child molester and had pernicious and nasty things to say about ayres' victims and accusers. 


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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

TONIGHT:
Friday, February 21, 2014 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Spiedo Ristorante
223 E 4th Ave, San Mateo

The Libertarian Party of San Mateo County will be presenting "an event to engage local residents and Libertarian Party members about the issue of corruption in local government, and what you can do about it." Read their full statement and Invite to Attend here.  It appears that Michael Stogner is an invited guest speaker.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Some (Temporarily) Good News

Scabies Outbreak!
Some refreshing news --
william h. ayres, convicted child molester (inmate number AR2048) is reportedly currently being held at the California Health Care Facility at Stockton. In part, he may have been incarcerated at that location due to his own son Robert Ayres' pleading during the sentencing phase of the child molester's criminal trial. Robert plead with the judge: “Be a hero” and send ayres to someplace close, with a medial facility capable of treating his dementia, if not simply releasing him for "medical" treatment.

The Stockton facility was supposed to be a "state of the art" cushy medical lockup facility, intended to help with "prison overloading" and to help inmates with complicated medical issues. Based on what the Stockton Record (pdf) has to say, the facility is a miserable, torturous, biomedical wasteland. In fact The Record says that admissions to the facility "have been temporarily suspended by a court-appointed medical receiver because of unsanitary and inadequate conditions."

The article talks about a complete breakdown in supply chain: medical supplies are not replenished in a timely manner (catheters, diapers, gloves, towels), prisoners have little to no state supplied clothing, and no jackets despite cold weather. There was a "soap and towel shortage that led to patient-inmates being unable to take showers. Often, they were using dirty socks to dry themselves."

"Patient-inmates were found to have diaper and catheter leaks, skin tears and other problems as a result of poor care." There are serious staffing issues, and calls for assistance by inmates are going unanswered for long periods of time; inmates say that a man who had been bleeding for days died after calling for medical help with no response for more than 30 minutes. Others tell of inmates stewing in their own feces all night long. (I find myself wishing that ayres actually DID have significant medical issues!)

The lack of soap and showers along with generally unsanitary conditions in cells has caused a highly contagious outbreak of scabies: mites that burrow into the skin causing painfully uncomfortable itching and rash especially in tender areas like between the fingers, in the armpits, and joints, and around the genitals. 

Delicious.

Probably ayres' San Mateo County pals will get him moved someplace less miserable (if they haven't already), but in the meantime:

Thanks Robert!



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. During sentencing, ayres' family (wife Solveig Ayres, son Robert Ayres of Illinois, and daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento) spoke in support of the child molester and had pernicious and nasty things to say about ayres' victims and accusers. 


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.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stockton Diocese Fr. Michael Kelly Criminally Indicted

Stupid Lockeford Supporters Worshiping Fr. Kelly (or something...)
Read the Good News!

According to Lodinews.com (pdf) Fr. Michael Kelly of the Stockton Diocese has been criminally indicted by an impartial Grand Jury of his peers, and authorities are now seeking to extradite the "Priest" who has already been found liable in civil court of the molestation of young boys. If you recall when we reported on this awhile ago, Kelly fled to Ireland just after he had been found liable for the molestation of a young boy, but before the trial was completed -- before the award phase ($3.75M awarded) Additional lawsuits followed. The asshat Catholic Church has not defrocked the pervert, but they don't want him to do communion or wear his collar, and you know... molestation is totally frowned upon by the Church unless it can be totally covered up (or something....)

More News:

According to Lodinews.com (pdf), the Stockton Diocese has also today announced that they will be declaring bankruptcy. This would be GREAT news if the Diocese were selling off all properties and shutting down all of the churches and schools and other "good works" they have underway in order to make payments to the victims.

Unfortunately, the real reason is of course so that they can protect the assets that are not already protected and avoid paying the victims their full court awards, as well as to stay discovery in additional civil cases underway by Attorney John Manly, who was the attorney in the recent $3.75M award case.

Of course Bishop Stephen E. Blaire positions the news as if he truly wants to "fulfill the responsibilities it has to victims of sexual abuse, particularly those who have not yet had their day in court" but anyone reading the article with an ounce of intelligence will begin to understand the real reasons, as Blaire goes on to tally all of the church assets that are immune from the lawsuits, as they have been protected by incorporating separately, assuring compartmentalization of damage. But Blaire flat out states that "we believe that filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is the only way the Diocese of Stockton can continue [...]"

According to Lodinews.com Blaire states that "We can never forget that these evil acts [he doesn't even have the balls to blame their employees; the evil "Priests"], not the victims of the abuse, are responsible for the financial difficulties we now face" but then he glosses over the fact that justified court awards will probably be drastically reduced in the "fair" Chapter 11 process, saying that "Victims of sexual abuse will be represented in this process intended to result in fair compensation of all of these individuals. If we did not file, any remaining funds available to victims would likely be consumed in the next case, leaving nothing for those claims that have not yet been resolved."

While it would be lousy to be the 5th or 10th victim down the line, and sue, but get nothing because there was no Diocese left, I feel that that's exactly how it should go -- This Diocese has exhibited nothing but gross negligence over the past decades (to the tune of more than $35 million in sexual abuse damage claims) and they should be forced to sell off buildings, furnishings, properties, pensions, insurance polices, controlling party assets, and all other assets until they completely cease to exist. This kind of negligence does not deserve the mercy of the bankruptcy court, and I, for one, hope that they are denied bankruptcy.

More insidiously, however is that the actions by Bishop Blaire, et al, are designed to block discovery in other civil actions, as Chapter 11 automatically stays all discovery in civil cases. Attorney John Manly is more blatent in his criticism of Blair, saying that "There are really two perpetrators in every case involving Fr. Michael Kelly. There is Fr. Kelly and the Bishops of Stockton, including Roger Mahony and Bishop Stephen Blaire, who protected him.

Here's John Manly's entire statement as published on PR Newswire:

STOCKTON, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Yesterday, a Grand Jury convened by the Calaveras County District Attorney's Office indicted Diocese of Stockton Priest Fr. Michael Kelly, on numerous criminal counts related to brutal childhood sexual abuse in the year 2000 while serving as the Pastor of St. Andreas Parish in the Diocese of Stockton.

Fr. Kelly absconded to Ireland in 2012, in the middle of a child molestation trial being prosecuted by this firm on behalf of another Kelly victim, only days after he was unanimously found by a jury to have raped and molested our client, a highly decorated Air Force Officer, when he was in 4th grade at Annunciation School in Stockton.  Kelly is known to be in Ireland, but guards his location and has repeatedly taken steps to avoid service of process.

Our firm, and our clients, are gratified by this indictment, and are very grateful to the Grand Jury and law enforcement officials in Calaveras County who worked tirelessly for justice on behalf of the victim in the indictment and the numerous other victims of Fr. Kelly.

Today, we call on Bishop Blaire, the Diocese of Stockton, and Monsignor Richard Ryan, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Stockton, a seminary classmate and lifelong friend of Michael Kelly, to disclose Kelly's whereabouts to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office.  Moreover, we call on the Holy See and the Irish Bishops to effectively issue a clerical "all point's bulletin" to all Dioceses and Parishes in Ireland requiring the clergy there disclose Kelly's whereabouts to US law enforcement officials immediately.  We believe Kelly is being protected by clergy in Ireland and his whereabouts are known to them.

There are really two perpetrators in every case involving Fr. Michael Kelly.  There is Fr. Kelly and the Bishops of Stockton, including Roger Mahony and Bishop Stephen Blaire, who protected him.  Indeed, Bishop Blaire and Monsignor Ryan's depositions are scheduled for next week.  We learned on the day Fr. Kelly was indicted that they now plan to file bankruptcy only days before their depositions are scheduled.  The bankruptcy filing automatically stays discovery in a civil case.  It is clear that the Diocese is filing bankruptcy not because it does not have the money to pay a judgment or settlement in the three cases pending against it, but rather, to prevent the truth about the complicity of Bishop Blaire and Monsignor Ryan and other Diocese's members in Kelly's crimes.  It is a misuse of the process and cowardly.

SOURCE Manly, Stewart & Finaldi





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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Child Molester william ayres Moves Prisons

Conditions at Deuel as of Aug 2013
PRISON UPDATE: Child molester william hamilton ayres has recently been moved to a new prison location: Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California. (According to the California inmate locator service.)

Deuel is listed as housing for general population, and houses level 1 and level 3 prisoners. Level 1 is "dorms" with no perimeter. Level 3 is fairly high security, fenced perimeter, armed guards, etc...

Deuel also operates a dairy facility with ~1400 head of cattle. Lovely smell in the heat of the day!

It is said that processing a new prisoner takes some number of weeks, as they look at criminal record, health, social history, etc before they determine the prisoner's permanent (usually) location. Deuel is one of the several Reception facilities in California. So it is possible that processing was completed at San Quentin, and this is his ultimate location, and it's also possible that he is at Deuel to be processed.Given the length of time since sentencing, I'd guess that he's still being processed, but that's really just a stab in the dark.

COURT UPDATE: As of today, September 11, 2013 there are no scheduled hearings (public hearings)  for appeals or restitution, or anything else. I usually post the date last checked on our "ayres' Court Dates" tab on top of the page.




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 under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

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.

September 11

September 11


My prayers to the victims, their families and friends, and everyone else who was, and still is affected by the events of 12 years ago today.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

San Quentin - Home, Sweet Home


On September 4, 2013 convicted child molester and former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry william hamilton ayres took up residence in his new home:

ayres is now #AR2048 and resides in San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA 94964.


Pictured here are some of his lovely belly-tattooed new best buds, waiting for him, so that they can all "walk around buck naked in the shower, and snap towels at each other..." or whatever.


Please make sure to listen to Victoria Balfour's Labor Day radio interview in the post immediately below this one.



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 under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Victoria Balfour Radio Interview Sept 2, 2013

On September 2, 2013,  Award winning journalist and victims' advocate/activist Victoria Balfour was a guest on the Larry Elder radio show out of KABC in Los Angeles, California. The guest hosts for the Labor Day show were Leo Terrell and Robin Sax.

Robin Sax actually has some prior experience with the Ayres case, as she wrote an article in the Huffington Post about Balfour being barred from access to the courtroom in the first criminal trial. For her efforts, DA Wagstaffe contacted Prosecutor Sax's boss to try to get her disciplined for speaking out about the matter.

Here is an audio clip of the interview, It's approximately 10 minutes long.
NOTE: The audio player does not work on all browsers -- Try Google's Chrome browser if your browser isn't working, or download the file directly.




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sentencing Day - A detailed account





Sentencing Day

A detailed account:










[Update 8/31/2013 - 7:30AM]: 
Several updates to body of article (I'll let you find them) also news stories added at bottom.

My opinion – let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: 

It is great vindication that ayres was found guilty, convicted, and sentenced to prison. Equally vindicating were the comments that Judge Freeman had to say to ayres (and really, to his family as well) about BOTH the criminal charges AND the dementia claims.( I’ll cover this LAST.)

Conversely: the 8 year sentence that ayres received for molesting children was a gentle smack on the wrist, and nothing more. 

You can read the details of the sentence in the post below this one. When you do the prison sentence math, IF appeals fall apart, and IF ayres isn’t released because of “overcrowding” then we’ll probably see him out on the street again before the end of 2019.

The judge gave the MAXIMUM allowed for EACH of the 8 charges, but, as she explained after McDougall asked for leniency, she WAS giving him consideration for both his age and health, and for the fact that he had not been previously convicted of any crimes. She gave this consideration, turning 64 years into 8 years by allowing the terms to be served concurrently. (Note: I think there was also an overall cap of 22 years, so really, it was probably a reduction from 22 to 8 years. I think you get my point either way...)

I’ll make quick work of this: He was not previously convicted because all of the prior reports and back-door whispers were summarily ignored by the very system from which Freeman is giving ayres the benefit of the doubt for not having prior convictions. It may not be my place, but I'm NOT OK with this line of logic.

Monday August 26, 2013 was probably the longest day of my life. 

Here’s a synopsis (leaving out large chunks):

Who was there: There were a good number of victims, families, good friends (among them victim’s advocate Victoria Balfour, jurors from the first trial, and the couple who protested against the ayres sex education video series.) I’d say the courtroom was about 70% full. They came from the far reaches of both sides of the United States. There were more reporters than I’ve ever seen by the end of the day. Maybe six or eight. Possibly more. As always, Steve Wagstaffe was there too. Just kidding! Never seen the guy there. Ever. Not once.

There were 6 people there in support of ayres, including Solveig, Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, and Robert Ayres of Chicago. The other three LOOKED like granola eating hippy-shrinks – If you have a mental problem, they’ll make it worse for only $250 an hour, but they’ll probably smoke a joint with you. (Warning: That’s just my jaded, comedic characterization of them – as we all know, opinion becomes fact, and then fact becomes law, and then law becomes pitchforks and torches. Or something.)

What happened:

Morning (first hour-ish):

Court started late; everyone was in Judge’s chambers hashing out details of Shyster McDougall’s motion.

Shyster had two motions on the table: The first was to suspend proceedings because he had “significant evidence” that ayres is suffering dementia (!). The second related to the change of plea to “no contest”: The defense was worried about the sex offender registration being listed on the plea form, with ayres’ signature indicating that he understood the ramifications, but the court record did not indicate that it had been discussed.

Motion to Suspend Proceedings:

Shyster claims that there is significant new proof that ayres is suffering dementia. As evidence, he submitted a confidential medical report prepared by Dr. Simon Tan of Stanford which Shyster alleges shows SIGNIFICANT “further” deterioration. Shyster also submitted his own observations of the deterioration (Because he’s specially trained in telling the difference between malingering and not malingering.) Also submitted was a large document: the deposition that ayres gave at one of his recent civil lawsuits. Shyster purports that the document shows how confused ayres is.

There was discussion about sealing the medical report – fine, sealed – they will discuss in general terms so that everyone didn’t have to leave the courtroom.

There was discussion about US vs Dusky, the Medina case that we have mentioned before, People vs Lawley, etc, etc, etc…  I’ll skip ahead to the Judge’s ruling:

Denied. 

Some general paraphrasing about Judge Freeman’s comments:

1) Dr. Tan’s report  was of the same character and content as the other reports submitted much earlier.  There needs to be evidence of significant degradation, and there is none. Further, in the competency hearing, the judge had commented on the nature of the reports submitted at that time; he ruled that they were inadequate, and that the reports and testimony of EACH of the doctors (even the ones claiming incompetence) were enough to convince him that ayres was competent and exaggerating or malingering. Since this new report is nothing new, it also is not adequate; it doesn't convince. Further, Judge Freeman made it clear that the law does not require proceedings to be halted simply because a doctor files a report; particularly when the matter has already been so adequately addressed, and significantly new data has not been provided.

2) The judge thanked McDougall for his diligence in reporting his own observations, and noted that the court is also allowed to take their own observation into account, and as she was the Judge on the first criminal trial, she felt comfortable in observing that she did not feel that there was any deterioration of note.

3) The civil deposition: The deposition was about 50 pages of content, and full of “ums” and “ers” which Shyster argued was indication that his memory was failing very significantly. The Judge noted that it’s always surprising how many times people use “ums” and “ers” when speaking, she said that she’s always convinced that she doesn’t do that, and is always surprised when transcripts are read back.

Then she dropped this bomb:

She counted the "ums" and "ers". 

She found that the questioning attorney used roughly the same number of ums and ers. 

Further, she read the document:

She noted situations where a complex hypothetical scenario was presented, substituting real names with aliases. Ayres was able to navigate the questioning with no apparent problems, as far as she could tell. Judge Freeman indicated that 50 pages of testimony equates to about a half day of questioning, and she also noted that McDougall stated that ayres asked to end questioning early (implicating that it was due to fatigue, I suppose) Freeman told the court that in fact the transcript indicates that they stopped because the tape ran out

She also found that his testimony (given only weeks ago) was entirely consistent with his testimony at trial in 2009.

Motion about Sex Registration:

McDougall was concerned (hopeful) that the change in plea could be invalidated because the signed form indicates that ayres understands the ramifications of sex offender registration, but in the court record, they did not DISCUSS those ramifications.

Prosecutor McKowan indicated that the forms are standard, and it’s never the procedure to discuss at length the ramifications of the charges during court. It’s the defendant’s responsibility to discuss what they’re signing with their defense attorney. If anyone failed to inform the defendant, it was the defense attorney. She explained that while it could have ramifications for McDougall if he didn’t adequately inform his client, it has nothing to do with this case.

I don’t even remember what the judge said. Probably something like: “Yeah. What she said.” The matter was closed.

Grammar aside to Jonathan McDougall: “It became apparent to myself.” is not correct grammar, and is particularly uneducated. “It became apparent to me.” is correct grammar.  Kthxbye


Victim Statements:

After the motions were dispensed with, it was time for victim impact statements. First, McDougall whined a bit about a couple of things he wanted the judge to admonish the public:

He wanted to make sure that the people giving statements were ONLY people allowed within the statue of the law.

And he wanted to make sure that we were aware that we were supposed to comport ourselves properly.

I’ll take a moment to note: I've been present for most of the court proceedings over the last 5 years or so. Never once been asked to shush by a bailiff, and in fact, if were to venture an estimate, I’d say that victims and supporters have been admonished 3 or 4 times total over that time, and family and friends of the child molester about twice that, perhaps three times that. Whatever – I’m mostly content to be very respectful in the courtroom.

There was a break while the lawyers wrangled with the list of people who wanted to make statements.

Victoria Balfour:

Victoria Balfour had the honor of being the topic of an aside motion! Balfour wanted to speak, and she had a couple of brief letters from the mothers of victims who had not reported to police. She was asked to read those letters. 

Balfour was the ONLY person on McKowan's list to whom Shyster objected. Argument passed back and forth briefly to with the prosecution, and it was hard to tell who was doing the objecting, even though the prosecution had presented the list. Neither side would state that Balfour was on their witness list, but that she WAS on the witness list for the DEFENSE in the first trial. In the end, both sides seemed to be arguing that it was the OTHER side that DIDN'T want Balfour to speak. (It makes me think of the kid's cartoon that they used to show at the beginning of the grown-up movie at the drive-in theatre, for some reason.

I think Freeman was intrigued.

Freeman jumped into the argument, stating that Balfour HAD been on the witness list, and was affected adversely last time by being barred from the courtroom. (If you've been reading the blog for a while, you’ll remember that Freeman has brought this up before – she was angry about witnesses being listed, barred, and then not even called. ) Freeman also mentioned that Balfour had actually been involved in the case directly, at the initiation of the police investigation, and at other points in the case.

Just while it was beginning to seem that BOTH prosecution and defense were objecting to Balfour speaking, the judge ruled that Balfour was allowed to give a statement.

Victoria spoke near the end of the impact statements, but I’ll cover her talk briefly right here, since I'm not going to speak at any length about any of the impact statements:

Victoria gave a very brief background about how she was involved with initiating the investigation, and she read from a letter from the mother of a victim who recently contacted Victoria. The victim does not want to report to police, but the mother wanted the letter read. Victoria also read from a letter from an inmate who was molested when he was sent to be evaluated by ayres while in juvenile detention. Victoria also mentioned many other letters that she’d received from inmates who were molested by ayres. This caused some consternation for the prosecution, but no interruptions were made. Victoria was succinct, passionate, and touched on some critical issues that the County needs to consider.

The Statements:

I've already indicated that I wasn't going to write much about what people had to say. I’m going to stick to that. Here’s my reasoning:

I was very focused on making my own statement, and yet I wanted to be able to hear every moment of what others were saying. I did not take any notes at all. I did not want to be distracted.

You’ll note that there is much press on the sentencing, with only a limited number of quotes in each of the stories. I can tell you that in most of the articles, one-liners that are presented as “quotes” are actually not entirely accurate,  often they are close, but sometimes, they are not presented in context, and are not quite as meant. Almost, but not quite. I pride myself on pretty good note-taking and pretty close regurgitation when I’m attentively taking notes. I was not taking notes, so I’m not willing to butcher anyone.

(If anyone who spoke is reading this, and wants to submit their statement, I’d be happy to post it (email me deepsounding@gmail.com) I won’t put up your name or email, or anything)

So instead, I’ll say just this:

We heard from victims, a spouse, moms and dads, Victim’s advocate Balfour, even a person who was there to represent a family friend who was a victim, and who had committed suicide. (He asked ayres to rot in hell please. – See… inaccurate quote: there was no “please,” and it wasn't really a question.)

All spoke with passion, with heart, were believable, human, in pain, and were righteous. There is nothing I can say here to transmit to you the passion and emotion. I’m very sorry that everyone reading wasn't able to be there to experience this powerful part of the day.

It was stark contrast: struggling humanity standing to defend against that which is bereft of humanity.

Finally, we heard from the defense character witnesses: Solveig Ayres, Barbara Ayres, and Robert Ayres. I DID take some notes for the defense statements.

Barbara went first. 

For some reason, I thought that she was pretty intelligent. Once she opened her mouth, she truly appeared to be a bit stunted, both with regard to maturity and intelligence. I was rather surprised.

She opened with a chuckle “This is unnerving!”  (Yeah… I kinda felt that way too! I kinda wasn’t laughing though, as you might imagine.)

She said that she felt threatened by all of us because of the hateful glares and muttered comments. (Yes, the glares ARE hateful, sweetcheeks.)

Apparently she’s not frightened by her nasty bitch mother, who makes hateful comments out loud, and who physically interceded in a conversation between a victim and a police detective, while trying to figure out who the victim was. (Fuck you Barbara. You know you have nothing to fear after all of this length of time with no one giving you a second thought outside of court. BarbaraYou're an idiot.)

Barbara spoke about her right to “Free Speech” and that we need to have a balance. (Not relevant.)

She reminds us that the “number of votes does not make it right.” And about the “Persecution of an innocent man..” She complained that it was hard to find allies when one is accused of child molestation. (Hmm... maybe so, but not relevant.)

She spent a good time talking about how she just can’t believe it, her father is a good man, he would never hurt anyone, he was such a good father, etc. (Not relevant.)

She spoke a great deal about competency. Judge Freeman had to shut her down – We’re not re-trying the competency issue… Also, NOT RELEVANT.

She said that people who were claiming to be “masturbated” by ayres were making it up or misunderstanding a medical examination – other rote child molester excuses were given. (Blame the victim all you want, hunny, you're still stupid, and your daddy diddles little boys FOR A LIVING. He masturbated and sodomized little boys so that you could eat your dinner, and live in a nice house, and go to college. I suppose it makes you feel better to keep telling yourself that the victims are lying or misunderstanding, or making things up, and are to blame for the pain that you're feeling, but it in the long term, it's not going to help you; YOU'RE a bad person for bearing false witness against all of us.)

She presented a number of things as “positive” but which are actually troubling if you’re aware of what has been written about the behavior of pedophiles and/or are just strange behavior in general:

She said that she used ayres as her own physician until she was in her 20’s. (Is Relevant!)

She said that ayres was like a “country doctor” and that he frequently went to his patients houses and that he talked to them on the phone from his home office, and that they knew they weren't to interrupt him during those times. (Is Relevant!)

Finally, she asked the judge for leniency because it “Makes no sense to take a bed [in prison] away from a younger, violent person.”  (Maybe just double up on cells, or something?)

Robert Ayres’ Testimony:

Robert pulled out his “ACT-TOR” act, and pretended to be a lawyer for much of his presentation.
He talked about how warm, and wonderful and caring and generous his father was. (Not Relevant.)

Robert told us that “Physical exams were an acceptable part of diagnosis” when ayres was trained. He told us that he understands how someone might FEEL physically aroused” by a doctor’s examination. (Good job blaming the victims there! -- Also: not correct, according to the people your daddy trained with, and blame the victim all you want, your daddy diddles little boys FOR A LIVING. He masturbated and sodomized little boys so that you could eat your dinner, and live in a nice house, and go to college.)

He told us about foreskin that must be pulled back in all of those uncircumcised boys ayres was seeing. (Perhaps Robert has a thing for foreskin? Either way, not relevant.)

“He never did one thing ever in my entire life” that resembled this kind of behavior. (Not ever? Never, never, ever?)

He regurgitated the usual False Memory Syndrome Foundation screed. (Not Relevant - recovered memories were not an issue in the trial.)

Robert began to detail victim testimony from the first trial at length, describing how the defense attorney skillfully proved inconsistencies in their testimony. Blow by blow, Robert began instructing the Judge about what Whineberg did to "disprove" their testimony.  This went on for some time, until Shyster McDougall lept up and said “I think it’s about time for a break!”

The judge eagerly agreed.

During the break, Shyster was animated but hushed in his rapid-fire instructions to Robert and Solveig.

When we came back, Robert told us that he’d been advised not to address certain things, and that he’d move on. But first, he reiterated that it was irrefutable that when subjected to the defense’s cross examination, the witness testimony fell apart.

Robert talked about Victoria Balfour, and suggested that she had bullied the police into getting a warrant, and bullied the prosecution into agreeing to prosecute.

He told us that rumors become truth, and truth becomes evidence (or something.. can’t remember) and that that becomes pitchforks and torch wielding mobs. (At this point, I nonchalantly tucked my pitchfork under the seats...)

He asked the judge to “Be a hero” and send ayres to someplace close, with a medial facility capable of treating his dementia, if not simply releasing him for "medical" treatment.

Like his sister, Robert also made some troubling statements, presented as positive witness:

Robert was very careful to make it clear that ayres spoke to children “as children” that he spoke on their level, there was no condescension. (There are aspects of pedophilia having to do with the pedophile “relating” better to children than to other adults.)

He told us that ayres often attended the sporting events in which his patients were involved. (Highly inappropriate from a medical (psychiatry) perspective, as well as just outright creepy.)

Solveig Ayres:

Solveig smiled vapidly most of the time she was on the witness stand.

When she took the stand, she seemed fascinated by the microphone. She acted a bit stoned, frankly.

She told us a story about ayres going to a restaurant, and they didn't put his coffee on the bill, so he told them to add it. (Everyone knows molesters aren't honest about their coffee bill!)

She told us an interesting story about ayres treating a boy who had a fishhook in his eye. (See He's A Doctor!)

She told us that she had oh-so many different recollections about ayres that are not consistent with pedophilia. She did not elaborate. (Not Relevant)

She told us that at some point after the first trial, ayres became aware that “something was not right with his mind.” (I’d tend to agree with that – but it ain’t Alzheimer’s, and a State Hospital and two Judges, the original team of court-appointed evaluators, and a hung competency jury all agree that it WASN'T dementia. In fact, it appears that the ONLY people who believed that story were the people in the DA's office.)

She was unhappy about some blog that was put up that had pictures of ayres with fangs. (She didn't mention the horns and little "666" on his forehead... Also, there weren't ever any fangs, She's not terribly observant. )

She mentioned that a “lady in New York wants to punish them, and that she’s rumored to be a Scientologist. (Dun, dun , DUN)  (Remember – NO SCIENTOLOGY DISCUSSION ALLOWED.)

In line with Barbara and Robert, she told us things meant to show what a great guy he was, but that make my stomach knot when I hear them:

“Kids related to him, and he to them.” (Yes, this IS creepy, if you've read APA stuff about pedos)

On more than one occasion, when walking along in public places with ayres, she would frequently lose track of him, and she’d backtrack to find him, and he'd frequently be found entertaining a child (stranger).

She said that he went to his patient’s sporting events, and that he was physically affectionate (but in a normal way.)

Earlier in the day, one of the victims recalled Solveig's often trotted out statement that ayres is a "Physician first and a psychiatrist second". The victim then proceeded to recite the Hippocratic Oath that physicians take. Here are some excerpts:

[...]Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

If I fulfill this path and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.
And yet, in the afternoon, Solveig rolled the old thing out again. She said: "He was a physician first and a psychiatrist second."  And then she hesitated, and looked down at the bench and her family. I believe that someone may have been waving her off, but she continued: "He was a physician first because physicians are allowed to give physical examinations and psychiatrists aren't!"  

I suspect that she meant to say that psychologists can't give medical examinations, but the point that she was not intending to make was made very clearly to most in the room: He wanted to be able to use medical examinations as an excuse.

The ayres family in general: 
The ayres family complained about friends and supporters abandoning them, but they blamed the attention and amplification that was being given to the public support that these friends were showing for the child molester. The ayres clan didn't consider the possibility that witness after witness, and combined statements of shrinks who trained with ayres saying they weren't trained that way,  combined with determination of malingering, combined with ayres using a wheelchair in court, but apparently no-where else,  may have made the ayres "friends" realize that they were just the last scabby rats on the sinking sewage barge they all call home.

The ayres family all used classic "innocent until proven guilty", "mob mentality", "Torches and Pitchforks" rote protestations that every single child molester and sex offender ever has used. Blame the victims. Blame the people who support the victims.

In fact they used language similar to that used by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner just the week prior: "I've never sexually harassed anyone," Filner said, blaming a "lynch mob" -- the media and political opponents -- for his departure. He argued he "would be vindicated" if he had been given "due process."

Filner also said that in a "lynch mob mentality, rumors become allegations, allegations become facts, facts become evidence of sexual harassment which have led to demands of my resignation and recall."

Sounds familiar doesn't it? Same thing with every pervert.

It's well past time for the ayres clan to come to terms with the fact that daddy has no soul, and that he hasn't. Ever.




The Sentence:

The judge pronounced her “preliminary” sentence, then allowed some brief argument, and then made it the formal sentence. I won’t detail the conditions again, you can read them in the post below this one.

She did have some statements to ayres:

She told him that she is sentencing him to the MAXIMUM allowable for each count. Paraphrasing:

You violated the innocence of your patients, which you were sworn to uphold.
You violated the trust of the parents
You violated the confidences of the Juvenile Court
You continued to manipulate by malingering.


As the deputies tried to haul ayres off to the California Corrections department, his attorney was talking to him, and ayres roughly shoved one of the deputies away and shouted “I’m trying to listen to my attorney.” It was over with as soon as it started. There was no Taser or gunplay involved.


That's it for now folks!

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READER COMMENTS, Letters to Editors, and Outside Content:

We've received some updates and found some letters to editor posts that we'd like to share:

1) It was mentioned that the Jury Foreman from the 2009 criminal trial attended the sentencing on Monday. This is very touching, and I'm grateful that he was there!

2) I've received this email from a regular blog follower:  "A in Northern California" sent this:

I've been following this story since the arrest in 2007, and keeping up with the news thanks to your blog.

I was a patient of Dr. Ayres for one year in the mid 1980's.  Ayres helped me to focus on my life at a time when I was struggling with school and work.  Nothing inappropriate happened, and I suspect it was because I was an adult at the time (early 20's).  I suspect that many child molesters aren't interested in harming adults.

His care for me made it all the more shocking and reprehensible for me to have learned what he did to his child patients.  I am horrified that a man who had the knowledge and skill to help his most vulnerable patients and could have used his abilities for good ... instead he took advantage of them and caused such harm.  I am horrified that one who should have been protecting people was actually a monster.  In particular I can hardly bear the thought of what evil he did just minutes or hours before my appointments in that very office.

I only hope that his conviction and incarceration provides some measure of relief to those he harmed and their friends and loved ones.

3) The San Mateo Daily Journal has this letter to the editor:

Editor,

Regarding the story, “Eight years prison for Ayres” in the Aug. 27 edition of the Daily Journal, what a travesty to justice that a person in a position of extreme trust to the public — that we entrust our children to when mental illness occurs — molests the children and attempts over the many years to walk away from any blame. He then is not incarcerated for his remaining years but gets only an eight-year sentence — and there appears to not be any monetary assistance to help people through therapy, or any other assistance offered to the victims of these horrendous acts by other psychiatrists.

Truly, “the figure of justice has her eyes covered with a blindfold — symbolic of the errors of man’s efforts to be just.”

Carol Bullock

Foster City


NEWS ARTICLES:

Mercury News (pdf)
ABC Local (pdf)
SF Gate (pdf)
San Mateo Daily News (pdf)
Novato Advance (pdf)
SF Examiner (pdf)



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 under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

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.

Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26 2013 - 8 years in Prison


August 26, 2013: child molester william hamilton ayres has been sentenced to 8 years for EACH of the counts, but they are to be served CONCURRENTLY, For a total of 8 years of sentence. 8 years was the MAXIMUM allowed for each charge.

There are 432 days of credit for time served, including his time at Napa State, and other special calculations done. The papers are reporting that he's required to serve at least 85% of the time sentenced. Given the credit for time served, this means he's required to serve somewhat less than 6 years.

ayres will submit for genetic marker typing and will be required to register as a sex offender for life. ayres will pay $10K in fines to victim services, along with miscellaneous other fees and fines, some to be determined in a later restitution hearing.

They have 60 days to file for appeals and such.

McDougall brought motions regarding further dementia medical reports by Dr. Simon Tan of Stanford, but the Judge found that they really were no more informative than the existing medical reports, and further, she found that depositions taken for civil cases (submitted by the Defense as proof of further dementia) actually lend themselves better to showing very normal functioning.

McDougall's motions were denied.

Victim impact statements were heard.

The defense presented Barbara, Robert, and Solveig as character witnesses. Their testimony was more bizarre than anything else.

The place was crawling with press. There will be news articles and probably video -- I won't be posting more here until very late tonight at the EARLIEST. If you see news articles, please feel free to post the links, and I'll add them as I see them. There are probably already several articles out there.

Mercury News (pdf)
ABC Local (pdf)
SF Gate (pdf)
San Mateo Daily News (pdf)



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 had his bail revoked on August 7th, and is in San Mateo County Jail awaiting sentencing. ayres is currently under the conservatorship of his daughter Barbara Ayres of Sacramento, CA

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.