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There are 11 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jul 23, 2010, titled Man arrested for allegedly sending a threatening text while on tria.... In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

A Salinas man facing a potential life sentence for child molestation was arrested Thursday night for allegedly sending a threatening text message directed at his former stepdaughter, who testified against him at trial.

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Chris

United States

#1 Jul 23, 2010
Scum like Brett Passineau need to be squashed like bugs.
John

Los Gatos, CA

#2 Jul 24, 2010
Unfotunarely the media writes and alters info. Into "juicy" stuff for readers. Know the facts of the case before you comment folks
Justinia

Felton, DE

#3 Jul 24, 2010
John wrote:
Unfotunarely the media writes and alters info. Into "juicy" stuff for readers. Know the facts of the case before you comment folks
This is what was reported in the Monterey County Herald today -

"A Salinas man facing a potential life sentence for child molestation was arrested Thursday night for allegedly sending a threatening text message directed at his former stepdaughter, who testified against him at trial.

According to a Sheriff's report, Brett Passineau sent the text to the stepdaughter's mother, his estranged wife. The daughter, Kelsey Davis, said Passineau did not have her cell phone, but obviously directed his ire at her.

"Squash the little slut like a bug," the text read, according to Davis.

Earlier that day a jury began deliberating eight felony counts alleging Passineau, 48, molested two young brothers he brought into his home as foster children and later adopted. Davis was called to rebut character witnesses who said Passineau could never molest a child.

She said she thought Passineau was capable of such lewd acts, as well as cruelty. Davis testified her stepfather made the younger brother sleep in the bathtub when he wet the bed and fed both boys only oatmeal when he believed they had lied.

Passineau was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of threatening violence, which can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, violating a restraining order, a misdemeanor, and committing a crime while free on bail for another offense, an allegation that could add two years to any sentence in the primary case.

Passineau and his wife, Theresa Passineau, are in the midst of a divorce and have mutual restraining orders against each other.
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The sheriff's report said it will also refer a case for possible prosecution against her because she responded to Passineau's threatening text.

According to Davis, her mother was initially confused by the text and asked her estranged husband if he was referring to his girlfriend."

Can you please tell us what info "the media" altered?
Amazed

United States

#4 Jul 24, 2010
Passineau's a real piece of work. He needs to do a lot of hard time.
Confused

United States

#5 Nov 3, 2010
You don't even know what to belive from that woman she earased the ed on the Squshed. Mabeyt you should find the real truth before you say he needs to do hard time. What the hell do you know about any of this. only waht is wrote in the news paper which is all a lie.
Someone that was there

Fredericksburg, VA

#6 Nov 5, 2010
As someone that was there at the time of the arrest, I would agree with the people that said if you do not know the facts then keep quiet. As the report and some here have stated, Mr. Passineau was arrested at 6:30pm on Thursday. This is not true! The actual arrest was after midnight that night. So the police released an arrest report before the actual action had taken place. Those who stated that the "ED" was left off the work squashed. This is a true fact as is that fact that no names were ever mentioned on the text. Without a name in the text, how can a threat be made. It was a "past tense statement, so a threat was not possible. So before you go making claims of that you do not know, LEARN THE FACTS.
former client

San Jose, CA

#7 Feb 1, 2011
I can attest that Passineau is a crook and a pathological liar. I'm not surprised that he is also a molester. Good riddance!
former friend

Los Banos, CA

#8 Aug 21, 2012
Brett I truly believe is innocent of the molestation charges. What you don't know is the facts! Those kids he took in was his widespread idea..not to mention they already were named "hard to place" as ward if the state because of the abuse they had already suffered at the hands of their mother and her "friends" . And his stepdaughter never ever liked him only because she was upset about her parents divorce. So don't ass-u-me you KNOW anything or anybody based on hear say or the papers.
former friend

Los Banos, CA

#9 Aug 21, 2012
His WIFES idea...sorry prediction text...
sick one

Pacific Palisades, CA

#10 Aug 24, 2012
There's a serial blogger named Dave Johnson and he's a closer child molester. This guy blogs all over and is a real molester who has not been caught. He blogs on a thread called looking for witnesses in Pasadena. I have read it and many appropriately put him in his place on that thread forum
hang them

Pacific Palisades, CA

#11 Aug 24, 2012
All child molesters should burn in hell. Dave Johnson is a big child molester

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