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#376078 - 11/19/11 10:31 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 562
At least the Pennsylvania Senators have rescinded their nomination to Joe Paterno for the Medal of Honor.

Yet, despite a number of pleas from the victims of Dr. Ayres, the San Mateo Board of Supervisors- which gave Ayres a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ayres in 2002 for his "tireless efforts to improve the lives of children" to rescind their award-refuses to respond to the victims at all.

An Ayres victim writes about this over at

Friday, November 18, 2011
Apathy and Cowardice

People involved in the exacerbation of the Penn State Jerry Sandusky child molestation nightmare seem to be realizing the extent to which they allowed evil to influence them.

The charity that Sandusky founded (The Second Mile) and which he used to identify and select victims has realized that any good that it may have done can not survive the evil caused by Sandusky:

According to Fox News, David Woodle, the chief executive of The Second Mile has said that "We're working hard to figure out how the programs can survive this event, We aren't protective of the organization that it survives at all costs."

Various collegiate and local political groups have realized that they probably even need to divorce themselves of Joe Paterno, the head coach, who was one of several individuals who supported Sandusky’s child molestation by deliberately and utterly failing to report Sandusky’s evil deeds over a period of many years:

Pennsylvania's two senators, Democrat Bob Casey, and Republican Patrick Toomey have put down their pitchforks and torches for long enough to come to agreement on something: they've both rescinded their support for their prior nomination of Joe Paterno for the nation's highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. According to the New York Times, the senators issued the following statement in conjunction with rescinding their nomination of Paterno:

"Penn State is an important institution in our commonwealth, we should turn our attention to the victims of these atrocious crimes and ensure they get the help they need. Our hearts and prayers go out to them and their families."

According to the Washington Post, Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl has written a letter strongly rebuking Franco Harris, a former Penn State star who spoke out against the firing of Joe Paterno. Harris is a member of the “Pittsburgh Promise” scholarship board. Ravenstahl and the board gave serious consideration to removing Harris based on his support for Paterno before ultimately deciding on the letter of rebuke.

Brown University is carefully watching the situation as well. Joe Paterno graduated from there in 1950, and the university awards a “Joe Paterno ’50 Award” to "outstanding first-year varsity male athletes." They are considering renaming the award, given Paterno's cowardly inaction. According to the article in the Boston Globe, Matt Kutler, a 2001 honoree, said it “wouldn’t be a bad idea’’ to remove Paterno’s name.

So what about the william ayres case?

In January of 2002, ayres was nominated by then San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon (Gordon is now a California State Assemblyman) for a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his "service on the Children and Families First Commission, and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of children and adolescents."

The resolution was passed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in spite of the fact that several reports of molestation had already been filed (and dismissed without investigation) with various county agencies. Board Members who approved the nomination unanimously: Mark Church, Richard S. Gordon, Jerry Hill, Rose Jacobs Gibson, Michael D. Nevin; County Manager: John Maltbie; County Counsel: Tom Casey

On several occasions San Mateo County Board of Supervisors members have been asked by victims and their families to move to revoke the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and nothing has happened.

Rich Gordon has been asked to do the same on several occasions by me and others -- four times by me, --through his office email, and in facebook posts, and even in person in some cases – emails have gone unanswered, and the facebook posts promptly deleted. In person requests were apparently greeted coldly, consideration promised, and promptly ignored.

I’d like to be able to say that our local politicians are not savvy enough to recognize their cowardice in the face of so much evil – that they are so afraid to call attention to their own shortcomings in supporting ayres, that they don’t want to raise the issue, but frankly the local press and the local authorities, and even the local citizens seem so apathetic to the damage done by child sexual abuse, that the local politicians can just continue to act in a cowardly manner with little fear of the kind of public backlash being experienced by those involved in the Sandusky case.

william hamilton ayres couldn’t have picked a better county in which to molest young boys.

By Deep Sounding at 11/18/2011 03:31:00 PM 5 comments

Edited by pluckmemory (11/19/11 10:41 PM)

#378264 - 12/05/11 05:00 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline

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In the Ayres case, people have wondered out loud for years how his wife Solveig could stick with him. Now in the wake of the Sandusky scandal, an interesting article in the Daily Beast talks about the "complicit"wives of pedophiles.


In the aftermath of the Penn State sex-abuse scandal—and newer allegations against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine—some of the most perplexing questions to arise have been about the women who shared the alleged molesters’ beds while it was all happening. How on earth could they not have known? Does it take a certain kind of woman to live this kind of lie?

.....Psychologists are quick to caution that there is no one-size-fits-all model for these women—but they do share some common characteristics. Low self-esteem tops the list. Many are also religious, submissive, shy, and emotionally unstable, says Charlene Steen, another psychologist who specializes in treating sex offenders. (Much of this calls to mind Dottie Sandusky, whose life seemed to revolve around her demigod husband and his charity where she volunteered.)

Edited by pluckmemory (12/05/11 05:00 PM)

#378323 - 12/05/11 11:58 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
MrEdd Offline

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 341
Loc: Texas
Where my sister and I were, the woman and her husband were both pedophiles. She more often than he, and an adult son given access to all of us for about an hour every day as well.

Sometimes the families are not just aware, they are participants.

Some Things are not problems to be solved, rather, they are facts which must be coped with over time.

#379162 - 12/12/11 10:56 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: MrEdd]
pluckmemory Offline

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An Ayres victim who was molested in 1966 just came forward. He had written a letter to the California Medical Board in 1994 to say he had been molested, but they did nothing.

The San Mateo police tried to find this victim when they were doing a search warrant on Ayres in 2006. They were unable to find him, which is odd, considering they knew his name and the state he lived in.

This is the earliest known victim of Ayres. He is 58. The most recent victim to come forward was molested in the late 1990s. That's a span of more than 30 years.

Ayres managed to get away with his pedophilia longer than Jerry Sandusky.

This victim did not know that Ayres had been arrested. It was the Sandusky scandal that prompted him to do a recent Google search on Ayres.

We are hoping that other victims- in particular those who were molested by Ayres in Boston- will be emboldened to come forward, now that the Sandusky case is shining a spotlight on sexual abuse of boys.

Edited by pluckmemory (12/12/11 11:04 PM)

#379228 - 12/13/11 02:03 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
unhappycamper Offline

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 756
Loc: VA
>> Ayres managed to get away with his pedophilia longer than Jerry Sandusky. <<

Stay tuned. Sandusky founded The Second Mile in 1977, and who knows what went on before that.


#379352 - 12/14/11 02:51 AM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: unhappycamper]
pluckmemory Offline

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A friend of mine who was a detective from the New York City Police Department said that all of these guys like Ayres and Sandusky get started young-in their teens.

#379433 - 12/14/11 06:03 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline

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Ayres blog has a post up about the victim from 1966 who came forward. It also talks about a 90 year old psychiatrist who said he'd been hearing about "Ayres and boys" for fifty years, but doctors didn't report him because "they didn't want to get involved":

Edited by pluckmemory (12/14/11 06:04 PM)

#380489 - 12/23/11 02:51 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline

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So many, many similarities in the Sandusky and Ayres case. A new Sandusky victim has come forward.

The accuser, who was 12 when Jerry Sandusky allegedly sexually abused him, says that Sandusky gave him whiskey before touching inappropriately. His lawyer says it happened just once, but it scarred him for life.

“Pulled out a bottle, poured a glass of whiskey and told him to drink,” stated Attorney Charles Schmidt."


Same thing happened to the Ayres victims. Back in 1979, one 12 year old boy was given alcohol laced with a drug and then violently sexually assaulted by Ayres. Ayres told him, "If you let me do this to you, I will make sure you don't go to juvenile hall."

I wonder if the predators trade tips with one another on how to sexually assault children.

Edited by pluckmemory (12/23/11 02:52 PM)

#380498 - 12/23/11 04:31 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline

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The Ayres victim who was molested in 1966 who came forward 10 days ago was at Hillcrest Juvenile Hall when Ayres molested him. His Hillcrest counselor was a young man named Jim Fox. Fox would go on to be the District Attorney of San Mateo.. He was the head DA during the 2009 Ayres trial. He groomed Steve Wagstaffe to be his heir. Fox retired just over a year ago.

Ten days ago, this victim called wrote a letter to his old counselor Fox and stated that Ayres had molested him. This victim had contacted Fox on another matter several years ago. Back then, Fox remembered the man and responded to him.

But this time there hasn't been a peep from Fox.

One wonders just how much contact Fox had with Ayres at Hillcrest Juvenile Hall? How many other boys did he know there who were molested by Ayres?

San Mateo should never ever have prosecuted this case. Ayres was in too deep with people like Fox; Juvenile Judge Marta Diaz; the head of Hillcrest; Children's Services.

At least in the Sandusky case Penn State has hired a team to investigate its failure to properly act on complaints. Not San Mateo. They have buried their head in the sand in the hopes this will go away.

We have no doubt that more ugly revelations will be coming forward in the Ayres case, thanks to the media surrounding Sandusky. Victims all over the country have become emboldened to stand up, speak out and fight back.

Edited by pluckmemory (12/23/11 04:31 PM)

#380582 - 12/24/11 03:07 PM Re: Child Psychiatrist Arrested for Molesting Pati [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 562
Over at Websleuths, a poster named "IntheGarden" had this to say about San Mateo's tragic mishandling of the Ayres case:

San Mateo is a wealthy suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area. Many residents have very high levels of education, and apparently little concern in protecting innocent children or seeking justice. Think Penn State debacle and multiply it by 1000.

Edited by pluckmemory (12/24/11 03:07 PM)

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