A former prominent child psychiatrist who allegedly faked a mental illness in order to avoid prosecution on molestation charges was denied bail Wednesday.
William Ayres, 80, who is charged with molesting seven youths from ages 8 to 13 during counseling sessions in the early 1990s, will remain in San Mateo County Jail while awaiting a hearing scheduled for Oct. 1. Read More
Former prominent child psychiatrist William Ayres — to the shock of many — was found competent to be retried on charges that he molested patients, according to a report released Wednesday.
Last year, prosecutors suspected that the 80-year-old’s failing mind would only get worse, making it so that he would never again face charges for accusations that date back to the 1990s.
But a progress report from doctors at Napa State Hospital stated otherwise. Read More
A prominent San Mateo child psychiatrist accused of molesting dozens of young patients will be sent to a mental hospital — an ending prosecutors called a “significant disappointment.”William Ayres, 79, faced life in prison after being charged four years ago with nine counts of performing lewd acts on seven boys during counseling sessions between 1991 and 1996. Read More