Very astute comment from a reader at the San Francisco Chronicle on the San Mateo DA's prolonged and deliberately botched performance on the case:

The San Mateo county prosecutor's office has a vested interest in losing this case. They and the Judicial branch in SM County sent thousands of his victims to him as he was the county contracted provider for juvenile psyche evals.

He used abuse of this power to intimidate many of his victims into silence as he had the power to decide if they got to go home or to a group home or jail.

If the man is convicted it will increase the financial penalty the County must pay in the civil cases. There is some evidence the County was well aware of his behavior for years before he retired. There are many cases, reports of his abuse that are outside the criminal statute prior to 1990.

nevermindme 10:33 AM on July 27, 2012

Edited by pluckmemory (07/28/12 12:52 PM)