Marin nonprofit aide sentenced for molesting clients

Full story: Marin Independent Journal

A former social worker was sentenced to six years and four months in state prison Wednesday for molesting developmentally disabled women at a Marin County nonprofit.
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Mill Valley, CA

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Jul 7, 2010
 
I hope he gets molested in prison. See how it feels to be victimized.
John Brown

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Jul 7, 2010
 
Sex offenders NEVER stop, don't people understand? They are a danger to people for-as-long-as-they-live. They NEVER stop. What is the sense of letting him out? He will repeat as-soon-as-he is out. Give him death or life, but DO NOT LET HIM OUT! There should have not been a deal. A woman is raped in the US EVERY seven seconds In the home by relatives, On the street, In schools And Churches, walking on a Trail alone. The boys, the girls, elder women and some times elder men. Sexual perverts NEVER stop, only DEATH can cure them, why is that so difficult to understand? Would you want one living next door to you, around your kids? Well, WOULD you? No you would not, so why should they be allowed to live around anyone else?, as-long-they-are-NOT-around-YO U-and-YOUR-family? They molest their own kids, it’s happening right NOW to some helpless soul in the rectory of a church, or in a basement. Michael got away with it because he had money and was famous. Don’t leave your kids with anyone. Don’t even think about taking them to a Catholic Church as those so-called Priest have been molesting mostly boys, then girls--even nuns for God’s sake--for almost TWO-THOUSAND-YEARS! They should be put to death with proof of crime being proven with DNA or admission. THEY will tell you they cannot help being how they are. My God in Heaven, why are people so dense? The ONLY place they deserve to be is-in-HELL. The place where that guy worked is right around the corner from me. God in Heaven!

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Jul 7, 2010
 
Wow Cortez, you molest developmentally disabled women. What else do you do, rob paraplegics in wheelchairs, then tip them over? What a punk you are.
Michael YES u NO

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Jul 7, 2010
 
John Brown wrote:
Sex offenders NEVER stop, don't people understand? They are a danger to people for-as-long-as-they-live. They NEVER stop. What is the sense of letting him out? He will repeat as-soon-as-he is out. Give him death or life, but DO NOT LET HIM OUT! There should have not been a deal. A woman is raped in the US EVERY seven seconds In the home by relatives, On the street, In schools And Churches, walking on a Trail alone. The boys, the girls, elder women and some times elder men. Sexual perverts NEVER stop, only DEATH can cure them, why is that so difficult to understand? Would you want one living next door to you, around your kids? Well, WOULD you? No you would not, so why should they be allowed to live around anyone else?, as-long-they-are-NOT-around-YO U-and-YOUR-family? They molest their own kids, it’s happening right NOW to some helpless soul in the rectory of a church, or in a basement. Michael got away with it because he had money and was famous. Don’t leave your kids with anyone. Don’t even think about taking them to a Catholic Church as those so-called Priest have been molesting mostly boys, then girls--even nuns for God’s sake--for almost TWO-THOUSAND-YEARS! They should be put to death with proof of crime being proven with DNA or admission. THEY will tell you they cannot help being how they are. My God in Heaven, why are people so dense? The ONLY place they deserve to be is-in-HELL. The place where that guy worked is right around the corner from me. God in Heaven!
You are not worthy of polishing Michael Jackson's driver's dog's bootyho!
BGHOZ

Oakland, CA

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Jul 7, 2010
 
I'm certain that this activity goes on all the time in our social service system but we just don't hear about it..until 5 minutes ago yesterday....whaddaya say?Half the time the "client" is not taken seriously because of developmental issues or have no advocacy.What a shame, but I am thankful that someone brought this into the light.I also hope that that there are other offenders who get caught and sent to jail(like that's going to do anyone any good it just re-enforces bad behavior)in the near future.
miaxrew

Sherrard, IL

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Jul 8, 2010
 
Hang him, then we wont have to spend money to feed this scum.
miaxrew

Sherrard, IL

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Jul 8, 2010
 
Hang him, we wont need to spend money feeding him, and then see him doing the same thing when hes out, hang him high, like they would have done in the old days.
Batman

San Rafael, CA

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Jul 8, 2010
 
the non profit is likely facing a large civil suit for hiring this grease stain
GeSchmidtt

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Jul 8, 2010
 
He should have murdered someone, he would be out of prison sooner.
Ancient Mariner

San Rafael, CA

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Jul 8, 2010
 
Too bad we don't have a gulag like the commies used to.
mwrg

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Jul 9, 2010
 
Short of video tape (that I obviously wouldn't want to have to watch), it's always hard to know what truly happened in a case such as this.

If he did it, then I hope there is a hell for him to fry in. The developmentally disabled?!? Picking on the most vulnerable amongst us?

Services to this population should be amongst the best funded, best run of any that this society offers. It is the one area where I DO believe in public funding in a big way. Whenever and wherever necessary The helpless (including the mentally ill) are the ones that deserve to be helped the most. Not be subjected to the likes of molesters for god sakes.

Sickening.
Koalabear2525

San Mateo, CA

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Jul 11, 2010
 
keep him in prison . with all the sex offenders in prison, why can,t we just have just one prison just for them ? put them all together and let them rape each other . then we would not have to pay for all the prison help . do not let them see any one tell they get out . then have them sign up as a sex offender for life . but then where are they going to live at when they get out . not in my back yard or down the street . make them stay away from all schools and parks and nursing homes .
Jeff

San Jose, CA

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Jul 13, 2010
 
Put him in General population in the jail :-)
anonymous

San Francisco, CA

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Jul 18, 2010
 
The legal system doesn't want TRUTH or JUSTICE in Sexual Offender cases. This case was a clear case of liability that the Cedars did NOT want to answer for. The Marin Sheriff's Department and the Marin DA threatened the defendant into taking the plea bargain, not because he was TRUELY GUILTY, but because they wanted to make him guilty so the Cedars aould not be liable for a serious mistake. I had scientific cutting-edge brain psychology evidence that was presented to Robin Brennan, Curtis's attorney that was not even presented in court that substantiated Curtis's innocence. If Curtis Cortez was such a monster why did the Cedar'S keep him on the staff for over three years? This was the real reason for the sentence, the liablity issues, not Curtis's guilt.

I would suggest to all of you to be careful of your judgements of others, particularly in sexual offender cases. The laws are unjust and they favor anyone who reports an sort of inappropriate touch.

After witnessing what I did in this case I will NEVER TRUST the Law or the Marin County Courts again. And I will pray for all of you who wish such ill will on anyone.
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Jul 22, 2010
 
The Sheriff's Department/Prandi Center, DA, and even the judge need to be more current on research in the area of molestation and how it presents itself as body memory stored in the right brain before they accuse people of such horrendous acts. Descriptive memory is a left brain function. ANYONE can say anything, yet words need to be backed by EVIDENCE, which includes PSYCHOLOGICAL BODY BASED EVIDENCE.

I would never feel safe living in Marin County knowing what I know. Even printing erroneous information like this in the paper or online, primarily done to erode the character of the accused, when there was NOT a trial or actual support of evidence of molestation at the Cedars should be ILLEGAL.

The Prandi Center should be ashamed of itself since it functions under the umbrella of psychology/psychotherapy, a profession that serves to heal and do no harm. The clients themselves were harmed at the Cedars, not by the accused, but by a system that misrepresented the TRUTH due to their own IGNORANCE of current brain/body based psychological research.
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Jul 31, 2010
 
This man, Curtis betrayed the trust that the clients at the Cedars placed in him. He portrayed himself as their friend and mentor. The betrayal that took place goes very deep because individuals with cognitive disabilities cannot understand how someone who treated them so nicely, who they considered to be their friend could do such horrible things to them and then threaten them with violence if they told. In fact, one does not need to have cognitive disabilities to find it confusing, disturbing and difficult to understand. I feel sorry for the Cedars staff and management who were also taken in by this man, who appeared so well to be one thing but was in fact quite another. Predators like him are very good at this. I have heard that the only known cure for sexual predators is chemical castration. I wish that was available in this case. If not, spending time in the general population in prison may do him some good. Even criminals find acts like his despicable. No doubt he will be made aware of that by his prison mates.
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Aug 2, 2010
 
anonymous wrote:
The Sheriff's Department/Prandi Center, DA, and even the judge need to be more current on research in the area of molestation and how it presents itself as body memory stored in the right brain before they accuse people of such horrendous acts. Descriptive memory is a left brain function. ANYONE can say anything, yet words need to be backed by EVIDENCE, which includes PSYCHOLOGICAL BODY BASED EVIDENCE.
I would never feel safe living in Marin County knowing what I know. Even printing erroneous information like this in the paper or online, primarily done to erode the character of the accused, when there was NOT a trial or actual support of evidence of molestation at the Cedars should be ILLEGAL.
The Prandi Center should be ashamed of itself since it functions under the umbrella of psychology/psychotherapy, a profession that serves to heal and do no harm. The clients themselves were harmed at the Cedars, not by the accused, but by a system that misrepresented the TRUTH due to their own IGNORANCE of current brain/body based psychological research.
Do you mean they sold out their own worker?
Do you mean they DIDN"T REALLY INVESTIGATE??
I believe you, because I have seen this behavior in Marin as well.
I can see from the piece that he plead out...poor bastard.
Why ANY MAN..and I just said ANY SANE MAN would work in or near the Marin public sector...behooves me.
Let this be a warning to all men who think it is safe to work here...
Sold down the river...it's a MAN thing nowadays.
This DA seems so proud of his bullying
Perhaps in 30 years...the grandchildren of these two men will meet in peace...
Forgiveness will be required.
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Aug 2, 2010
 
Anonymous wrote:
This man, Curtis betrayed the trust that the clients at the Cedars placed in him. He portrayed himself as their friend and mentor. The betrayal that took place goes very deep because individuals with cognitive disabilities cannot understand how someone who treated them so nicely, who they considered to be their friend could do such horrible things to them and then threaten them with violence if they told. In fact, one does not need to have cognitive disabilities to find it confusing, disturbing and difficult to understand. I feel sorry for the Cedars staff and management who were also taken in by this man, who appeared so well to be one thing but was in fact quite another. Predators like him are very good at this. I have heard that the only known cure for sexual predators is chemical castration. I wish that was available in this case. If not, spending time in the general population in prison may do him some good. Even criminals find acts like his despicable. No doubt he will be made aware of that by his prison mates.
So how long have you been employed there?
Did you help railroad this patsy?
Were you the REAL perv.?
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Aug 2, 2010
 
Ancient Mariner wrote:
Too bad we don't have a gulag like the commies used to.
oh we do, we're just not using them yet...

don't worry you'll get to make a choice...you can either be jailed or the jailor...
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Sep 8, 2010
 
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I have heard that the only known cure for sexual predators is chemical castration. I wish that was available in this case.
Your information is incorrect. You need to do your research before you post things like this. Maybe you yourself should be harmed in the same way Curtis was and have lies told about you like the clients at the Cedars where encouraged to tell and have your character and entire life damaged. What the Marin DA did was INEXUSEABLE in how this case was handled and sadly enough to say, because of the way the clients at the Cedars were treated as well the stories continued to grow and the DA ate it up!

I suggest you read more before you post something like this that is again not current in todays research and literature on the treatment of Sexual offenses.

http://www.ccoso.org/newsletter.php

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