07/14/2007SALINAS – A California Highway Patrol officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony child molestation charges.Jacob Duenas, dressed in a dark suit and free on $150,000 bail, said nothing during his brief appearance in a Salinas courtroom. His defense attorney, Xavier Nady, entered the plea on his behalf and waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.Judge Russell Scott set a preliminary hearing for Aug. 17 to determine if there is sufficient evidence to hold the 26-year-old Salinas man for trial.Duenas is charged with two felony child molestation counts involving two girls, ages 13 and 14, and two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors for allegedly offering the girls alcohol. All of the charges are related to an alleged incident June 13.At the request of prosecutor Cristina Johnson, Russell ordered Duenas to have no contact with his alleged victims and prohibited him from being in the presence of any female under the age of 18 without a responsible adult present.Duenas, who has been with the CHP in Salinas for four years, is on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation of the allegations.The incident is alleged to have occurred while Duenas was off duty, said Salinas CHP Cmdr. Pat Camara.Outside of court, Johnson and Nady declined to discuss the case.“The charges are very serious,” Nady said, “and we intend to fight all the charges.”
CHICO, Calif. - Former California Highway Patrol officer Jacob Duenas was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 5 years of probation for molesting a 10-year-old boy in Chico in 2014.Prosecutor Deputy District Attorney Matt Taylor said Judge Tamara Mosbarger's sentence goes against both the recommendation from the probation department and the court appointed psychologist, Dr. Daisy Switzer. Dr. Switzer determined Duenas is a pedophile and is sexually violent. Judge Mosbarger's reasoning was based on victim testimony she called inconsistent with the forensic interview that victim had given two years prior. (10 year old traumatized and you expect his story to be consistent 2 years later?) Yeah, that was Solar's opinion, and it's because you can't expect someone trying to forget and move on with their life to remember precisely what took place, they want to forget you stupid Bitch!Taylor said she also indicated that the five year probation will give the court more time to monitor Duenas, but he disagreed, saying prison was a more appropriate fit for the crimes Duenas committed."My feelings on the sentencing are summed up in one word, surprised," said Deputy District Attorney Matt Taylor. "What makes this case unusual is that you have a psychologist, independently commissioned by the court, who made a finding that Mr. Duenas was a pedophile and a sexual predator and regardless of that, the judge sentenced Mr. Duenas to probation."Taylor said there are a total of five victims. Duenas had two previous molestation/annoyance convictions in Monterey County where he was a California Highway Patrol Officer in Salinas. Duenas is now a registered sex offender on Megan's Law, but with good behavior, Duenas will serve only 90 of his 180 days in jail. Jacob Duenas is the son of Mark Duenas, a man serving a sentence of 25 years to life for the May 2012 murder of his wife in their Cottonwood home.http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/butte/former-chp-officer-jacob-duenas-sentenced-to-180-days-in-jail-5-years-probation/306500072
I say that because this story deserves front page exposure, but it was buried, and I do mean buried and I don't know why.Here's the back story, the perp was at the time a CHP officer when he molested two 13 yro girls..https://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/2007/07/california-highway-patrol-officer-jacob.htmlLet's fast forward.... You'll see why I question this in its entirety because obviously, the judge doesn't see an issue with a repeat molester of children.(Nut, meet tree, your father)
I would say if he does more the judge should do time with him. Double the judges time.
If I was the DA, I'd demand an investigation. This is wrong on every level.However, this is Chico, a Liberal haven not unlike Berzerkley, where pedophilia is just misunderstood love.
Hmm... So IF I use a four foot red hot poker on him, would that be misunderstood lover also?
It just shows the danger of having liberal judges on the bench.