The Rollins case:
New date set for murder retrial
The Toomey case:
- Plea may add more time to accused child molester's sentence
He's going to plead to more than he would have gotten if he was convicted on the original charges?
Update to the Toomey case:
Resolution to sex case reached; defendant must register as sex offender for life
Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Timothy Cissna granted an amended complaint Tuesday against Jacob Charles Toomey.
The amended complaint — a resolution to the case agreed upon by both the prosecution and defense on Monday — lists 10 charges instead of the initial three Toomey, 28, of Redway, had been charged with.
The new complaint, read aloud in court, charges Toomey with one count of a lewd and lascivious act against a child, age 14 or 15, when the perpetrator is more than 10 years older, and nine counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16, when the defendant is 21 or older.
Toomey pleaded guilty to the new charges in Cissna’s courtroom Tuesday.
The stipulated sentence, Cissna announced in court, consists of 12 years in prison.
Toomey will also have to register, for life, as a sex offender and pay restitution to the victim for all out-of-pocket expenses.
Such out-of-pocket expenses Cissna listed in court Tuesday include, but are not limited to, counseling, medical care and cost of delivery.
As long as he gets felony prison time, and not probation.
As I understand it - What he is charged with is known as a 'wobbler" meaning they can either be a misdemeanor or a felony. Unless he is sentenced to prison, even if he pleads to a felony, after he serves his sentence or probation, he lawfully petition the court to have his sentence reduced to a misdemeanor and then have it expunged, as if it never happened.
Correct me if I am wrong. It's complicated, and this stuff never gets explained, what these sentences really mean.
But, we'll find out more, I guess. Toomey will not be sentenced until June 20, by Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Christopher Wilson.
I'm curious what "cost of delivery" refers to. The obvious inference... geez.
other blog discussion: Well, if she was 14
ER Man sentenced to 12 years in molestation case, must register as sex offender
A Redway man will have to register as a sex offender for life as part of his sentence that was handed down Wednesday afternoon.
In addition to the lifetime sex registration, Jacob Charles Toomey, 28, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison Wednesday — the stipulated sentence per his plea agreement, confirmed Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Schwartz.