If you really knew Curtis, and the dynamic happening at the Cedars, you would understand. One needs to have a background in psychology to make any sense of this.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.
I, too, feel sorry for the Cedars staff, they were taken by the Cedars management and the DA and made to falsely believe that Curtis was a predator, when he was NOT. It was the liability issues that caused the Cedars management to shift the blame in this case and encourage the Deputy DA Murat Ozgur to continue to interview Cedars clients. The DA threaten further felony counts if Curtis, "touched a client's finger." Is this right? There was no evidence, except for client "reports".
There is something in Trauma Reseach called "vicarious trauma." It is well documented in the California school bus tragedy in the 1970's in Chowchilla. I believe the Cedars clients were vicariously traumatized by how this case was handled, not by Curtis himself. Research has proven how those who provide care to even children impact the healing of trauma. I believe the staff was traumatized by the accusations alone and without proper psychological containment and support from psychologists they themselves hurt the clients and exaccerbated the trauma experienced by these clients, this led to more stories that these clients continued to tell. Stories that were just that, "stories" about Curtis. That was not Curtis' "fault", yet he was forced to take a plea bargain and have false stories written up in the newspapers that did not actually occur.
This case demonstrated much ignorance on the part of the Cedars management, as well as the Prandi Center and Marin Sheriff's Department, which generated significant harm to the Cedars clients, staff, and to management. The Cedars Management benefitted by making Curtis look like a MONSTER, and forcing his hand to accept a plea bargain. In this way they could save face and would not have to be liable for law suits from families, which they would have been had the real TRUTH come forth.