Wednesday, January 07, 2009

People v. Crabtree (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 9, 2008)

Arthur Crabtree's a respectable citizen. He's a lawyer. He's a former police officer. He even serves as a pro tem judge up in Glendale. The kind of guy you want to have on your block, right?

Except for the fact that he also stalks and molests children.

When you read the (very lengthy) facts contained in Justice Cooper's opinion, you may well have the following reactions: (1) Crabtree's really creepy (as well as pathetic); (2) I'm not excited at all about any teenage child of mine being on the internet unsupervised, for fear they'll run into the Crabtree's of the world; and (3) there are really a ton of police officers pretending to be teenage children in the various pedophile chat groups. I mean, a ton.

One final thing. Crabtree's the only lawyer I've ever seen who, even though he's not eligible to practice law, has dutifully kept the State Bar apprised of his current address; namely, his address in prison. Too funny.