Has anyone ever heard of a prosecutor who DOESN'T want to prosecute a child rapist?

That's what the hundreds of victims of Dr. William Ayres in San Mateo, CA are encountering in their ongoing struggle to get Ayres retried for molesting young boys sent to him for therapy. The San Mateo DA's office has deliberately dragged the case and botched it for five and a half years. Last summer, the prosecutor Melissa Mckowan REFUSED to look at the surveillance video made by a private investigator hired by the desperate families of the victims that showed Ayres acting competent, laughing and joking, and discussing politics and his business ventures. The prosecutor said to the families, "He has dementia. He is incompetent. No jury will ever find him to be competent."

And her boss DA Steve Wagstaffe actually told the mother of a victim that the fact that Ayres was using a walker "wasn't helpful" for his mental competency.

But now, in a vindication for the families, the doctors at Napa have found Ayres to be competent. Now the families are trying to get the prosecutor- who is under investigation by the California Bar for misconduct on the Ayres case, thrown off the case. Story today: Has anyone ever heard of a prosecutor who DOESN'T want to prosecute a child rapist?

That's what the hundreds of victims of Dr. William Ayres in San Mateo, CA are encountering in their ongoing struggle to get Ayres retried for molesting young boys sent to him for therapy. The San Mateo DA's office has deliberately dragged the case and botched it for five and a half years. Last summer, the prosecutor Melissa Mckowan REFUSED to look at the surveillance video made by a private investigator hired by the desperate families of the victims that showed Ayres acting competent, laughing and joking, and discussing politics and his business ventures. The prosecutor said to the families, "He has dementia. He is incompetent. No jury will ever find him to be competent."

And her boss DA Steve Wagstaffe actually told the mother of a victim that the fact that Ayres was using a walker "wasn't helpful" for his mental competency.

But now, in a vindication for the families, the doctors at Napa have found Ayres to be competent. Now the families are trying to get the prosecutor- who is under investigation by the California Bar for misconduct on the Ayres case, thrown off the case. Story today:http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/07/ex-child-psychologist-dementia-faces-sexual-abuse-charges


Edited by pluckmemory (07/26/12 08:19 AM)