Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Eric Darrell Schwenk sentenced to 30 years in prison

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison

Date: August 31, 2010
CONTACT: District Attorney, Paul V. Gallegos
PHONE: (707)445-7411

Eric Darrell Schwenk

Today, in Humboldt Superior Court, Judge Timothy P. Cissna sentenced Eric Darrell Schwenk to serve 30 years in prison for felony child molestation. The aggravated sentence is based, in part, upon Schwenk's 1995 conviction for Lewd and Lascivious Acts on a child under age 14, under circumstances strikingly similar to those described by the child who was the victim in this case.

On July 2, 2010, a jury returned guilty verdicts against Schwenk, 45 years old, of Eureka, on two felony counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts on a child under 14 years of age. The case was developed by the Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) based on a referral from a mandated reporter of suspected abuse.

District Attorney Paul Gallegos continues to express his pride in the job done by CAST, commenting "CAST plays a vital role in protecting our children and ridding our community of predatory pedophiles. "

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Elan Firpo.
Mr. Marek Reavis, Esq. defended Mr. Schwenk.

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  1. Absurdly cruel and unusual sentence when murderers are out in seven years.

  2. So, he was previously tried and convicted of one count, acquitted of one count, and one count hung. The latest conviction is the retrial of the hung count. My question is, as he had a prior 288(a) conviction, shouldn't he be looking at 50-to-life under One Strike, that is, PC 667.61? Not that I want to be a wet blanket, this is a good result, but the story lacks detail and I am curious.

  3. Yeah, Gags expresses amazement at the job CAST does. That they can still function despite his lack of support. What a shameless tool.

  4. Lets get something straight here. 30 years in prison is not enough. Once again Gallegos has encouraged a watered down verdict, and danced all over the victims dignity when he gets what he wants. He is a craven political machine. Interested only in his own pleasure.

  5. Why not burn them at the stake while you're at it? Trying to punish behavioral problems with incarceration does absolutely nothing to solve the social problem both with the individual perpetrator and society itself as statistics show.

  6. Gosh, you're right. Let's all hold hands and sing Kumbyah, that will solve everything!

  7. No press release about Robert Buck? 51 counts of molesting a child and he got probation from a plea bargain on friday. - was in court one when it happened and everyone was pissed off Case number CR040880. Where is the Times Standard on this? 30 years for 3 and probation for 51? This is past just being a bad DA. Its past dangerous. Its sick.

  8. What?

    51 counts?
    Child molest!

    I can't imagine why the crime rate is out of control. I just don't get this.

  9. I support Allison Jackson! Don't just throw away the key. Melt it down so that the community is never threatened again!

  10. Heraldo's censorship has ramped up for election season again. Any comments questioning Kuhnel or his funkie Andrew Bird are being wiped out. That Ward 3 Eureka race is the one they're sweating.

  11. Quit censoring yourself and start your own blog.Is heraldo censoring you from doing that?

  12. Mark, for christsakes, give it a break. Anyone with half a mind has seen that Heraldo censors people critical of their political agenda. Sheesh.

    Can you for once quit defending this crap because its the agenda of the far left whackaloons? I mean really.

  13. Why doesn't Mark Konkler drop the David Cobb-like control freak complex and quit trying to order everyone else around.

  14. "quit trying to order everyone else around."

    Quit trying to order heraldo around.Let him run his blog as he desires to,if that involves "censoring" you,well so be it,it's a right heraldo obtained when he started his blog.You can do the same.

  15. Heraldo censors you because of your political opinions opposing theirs. This is chicken-shit and is especially onerous when done by an elected official running a continuing stealth campaign against her political opponents under false identity.

  16. What about Erik Vang Kirk? He deliberately attempted to keep Lady Johanna Rodoni out of the the 2008 campaign for the 2nd district. Erik Vang Kirk proudly pronounced his "expert" legal opinion that Johanna was no threat to his Apple Boy. Well, The Madame Secretary of State of the State of California COMPLETELY DISAGREED. SHE FELT ERIKS "EXPERT" OPINION TO BE GARBAGE! Johanna was allowed to run in that campaign, and FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY! TO FIGHT AGAINST THE ERIK VANG KIRKS OF THE WORLD! He should be ashamed of himself.

  17. Anonymous 9/5/10 @ 9:30:
    Even worse, he had already been given probation and this hearing was for him to get off his term early. The court granted his wish. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. The people need to scream about this and draw attention to it!

  18. Oh so he got a plea bargain on Friday, or had a hearing to get off of probation early? All in one day. Wow. That's pretty incredible. Why don't you get your facts straight. Was this something Kelly Neel agreed to? Who handled the case? Or did Allison Jackson handle the case, back in 2004. It was a 2004 case, but the 0880 means it was one of the earlier cases of the year, before Gags fired Allison.

  19. Marky Mark Konkler, what a sad piece of work carrying water for the Cobb-Heraldo cult. Guess what mresquat, we have every right to call the "Herald" fake bullshit on their dirty tricks, and you and the rest of your Democracy Incorporated control freaks can't stop us. We see the favorites you play and the censorship trip you pull every time one of your sacred cows like Andy Bird or Kaitlin Bellhop comes up.

  20. Why don't you shut your fucking mouth when you try to attack Mark Konkler. This is a good man, not like you, you fucking piece of shit!

  21. "Or did Allison Jackson handle the case, back in 2004. It was a 2004 case, but the 0880 means it was one of the earlier cases of the year, before Gags fired Allison."

    Ms. Jackson (Or Mr. Isaac I suppose) may have filed the case, but just because it was filed in 2004 does not mean that it resloved in 2004. In fact, if he was still on probation in 2010 (until last Friday I guess) it seems likely that it resolved sometime within the last 3 years. Sounds like a Jeffrey Schwartz deal to me.

  22. "We see the favorites you play and the censorship trip you pull every time one of your sacred cows like Andy Bird or Kaitlin Bellhop comes up."

    Quit censoring yourself and maybe I will feel some pity for you.Start your own blog so that you can write whatever the hell you want about Andy or Kaitlin,without needing heraldo to spread your message.Take a gander over to the right side of the page on this blog,you'll find a list of blogs,some written by people who disagree with everything heraldo,and you know what...they and Rose here started their own blogs so that they could get whatever messages out there that they wanted to without relying on someone else for that.
    You can do whatever you want with that blog,just like Rose and heraldo can do with theirs.

  23. Hey hasn't Gags been the DA since 2003? He's responsible for all of this mess since he took office and will till he's ousted.