Today, the trial of Tarquin Craig Thomas is slated to start.
Read a full summary in the San Mateo Daily Journal.
Tarquin was in the process of adopting the young boy that he was molesting on a DAILY basis, including having him pose nude with Tarquin and other adults.
I want you to pause and sit with this for a minute: These molesters have a particular gall: not only do they commit devastatingly evil acts against children, but they use things like professional training, public resources, political relationships, ALL for the goal of getting away with damaging the psyche of children, for their own perverse gratification. They become experts in the manipulation of people who should know better.
This is sheer evil, of the darkest kind. These people are not human beings. They are the evil putrefied excrement of human society.
According to the San Mateo Daily Journal, Thomas was originally charged with 25 counts of lewd and lascivious behavior, and a misdemeanor showing pornography to a child. (for daily molestations and posing nude with adults.)
Judge Craig Parsons reduced it down to 5 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 and one count of showing pornography - only one count due to a change in the law that doesn't allow charging based on number of images. A boon to the evil dregs and their equally horrendous supporters, I'm sure.
Let's just hope that they get conviction on all 5 remaining counts, assuming the facts in the case are true! (Note that the cleaning lady found photos of several boys, some of the images including "contact with an animal," and the police also found the GPS tracking device that the perp had hidden with a photo that the child had with him. I'm betting the facts in the case are true.)