Berkeley Calif. Sea Scout leader sent to six years in prison.
'Ah Berkeley California land of the freaks and treeHumpers and now
the home of Sea Going Pedofilic Child mollesters !
Berkeley Police have arrested long time Sea Scout Leader, Eugene A. Evans, 64, of Kensington. ...A Berkeley Sea Scout leader, who was found guilty in July of molesting boys on the troupe's boat under a plea deal, was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison.
Eugene Evans, 65, must also pay $10,000 in restitution to his victims and register as a sex offender when he is released from prison, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson ordered following the punishment laid out in the plea deal.
Evans reached the deal with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office in July just before he was set to begin a preliminary trial on 18 felony charges, including child molestation and showing pornographic materials to young boys.
As part of the deal, Evans pleaded no contest to the charges and was found guilty.
Deputy District Attorney Susan Torrence said at the time that the deal was made to spare victims the emotional heartache of having to describe what happened to them on the U.S.S. Farallon, the 85-foot boat used by Evans as leader of the Sea Scouts.
On Tuesday, Phil Schnayerson, Evans' defense attorney, echoed those thoughts and said his client
"had some people who he had sexual contact with, which was improper, not forceful.
"He had a tragic flaw," Schnayerson said. "The whole thing was tragic from 100 different ways."
Evans was originally charged with six felony counts of child molestation late last year on suspicion of sexual actions on boys younger than 14 years old. But an investigation after the allegations were made revealed
additional victims and a boat filled with pornographic materials.
In the end, Evans was charged with molesting three victims and showing pornographic material to four others.