Thursday, April 05, 2007

Another one to watch:

Man arrested in Texas on molest charges returned to Humboldt County
Chris Durant The Times-Standard
Article Launched: 04/05/2007 04:24:22 AM PDT

A 34-year-old Eureka man who authorities have been looking for in connection with a 2006 child molestation case was returned to Humboldt County Tuesday after being arrested in Texas.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Detective Ben Nord said Todd William Gonsalves was arrested about three weeks ago by U.S. Marshals in Texas.

Gonsalves was booked into the Humboldt County Jail Tuesday on warrants out connected to 2003 cases alleging making threats and interfering with a police officer, a 2005 case alleging illegal use of a credit card and a 2006 case alleging continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Nord said the sexual abuse allegedly occurred against a single female victim over the course of three years.

Taking bets. Whaddya say he's dismissed or plea bargained by his preliminary hearing?

For a little fun - Go to court every Monday for the master trial calendar call, which is now referred to by the defense bar as "the dismissal calendar"


  1. I have a friend who is a defense attorney and he refers to it also as the dismissal calendar. Says he hasn't had a trial in 2 years with the DA's office...the cases are just dismissed on Monday mornings.

  2. Is your friend a defense attorney here in Humboldt County? Can I stop by and see what happens on a Monday? Where would I go to see the cases get dismissed? Why is a plea bargain a bad thing? Doesn't it mean he has to plead guilty to some things?


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