Boy Crazy

R. Scott Moxley at the OC Weekly gives us the latest chapter in the Jeffrey Ray Nielsen saga, and this alleged child molester’s ties to the Orange County Republican Party.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office claims that sex-crime prosecutions are a top priority. So why is one accused serial child molester still free and awaiting trial after nearly four years?

One answer might be connections. Jeffrey Ray Nielsen is not merely a former intern in the DA’s office. He’s a prominent Republican activist in a county controlled by the Republican Party, a man with close ties to the former and current heads of that party; Huntington Beach Congressman Dana Rohrabacher; and Michael Schroeder, adviser to the county’s top law enforcement officials, DA Tony Rackauckas and Sheriff Mike Carona.

This article also contains the (creepy) text of letters sent from Nielsen to a 9th grade Virginia boy. Read the article here.

And if you want to read the Orange County Register’s coverage of this story go to….oh wait, the Register hasn’t written a word about this trail. They did, however, write a glowing personal story about Nielsen and his mission to save abandoned cats after Hurricane Katrina.

Damn that liberal press.

  1 comment for “Boy Crazy

  1. Fuentes Watch
    November 25, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    It’s all very disturbing. The delays are not extraordinary when you read this particular passage:
    “On Friday, Tom Fuentes (the chairman of the OC Republican Party) called me and wanted me to meet him at Macy’s at South Coast Plaza. I got there and he bought me a suit. Then he took me to dinner and the sauna at the ritzy Balboa Bay Club. [Name deleted] told me he likes to reward hard-working young Republicans that he likes and he knows are going to go far. It was really rewarding.”
    I understand that Fuentes’ tradition of rewarding up-and-coming young attractive men with a Friday at the BBC continues to this day. Fuentes asks nothing for himself, merely introduces them to wealthy powerful older men (usually married) who befriend these young struggling guys, buy them things, mentor them, and who knows what else. None of this is from the kindness of their hearts, or free.
    I’m not saying any of these young men (consenting adults, all of them) are forced into anything, but those who refuse such advances quickly find themselves outcasts.
    And the passage from this later letter:
    “my picture was on the front page of the L.A. Times on Dec. 23. As you can see, I’ve enclosed the paper for you. So, how do I look? Pretty mean, huh? The story about the picture is titled, “Search of Baugh Home Protested.” And it is right below the picture. Scott is the new assemblyman; he’s my boss now. The DA thinks Scott did some stuff wrong in his campaign, but I know he didn’t.”
    reminds me that there was a big coverup at the time of the Baugh search warrant. Seems there was a local youth minister who was staying at Baugh’s. Rohrabacher and company demanded that this fact not be made part of the report. If this was an innocent friend-crashed-on-the-couch situation, I don’t understand why it would need to be such a secret. And Nielsen was a youth pastor in his DC days. Might he have been the friend staying over at Baugh’s?
    I’m starting to figure out why the OC Republican establishment is happy that the Nielsen trial has been delayed time and time again. The guy knows too many of their secrets. How many will he reveal in a sad attempt to protect himself?

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