Flyer for David Pacheco protest
Sonora, CA – Carrying signs and handing out flyers like the picture box is what protesters are planning tomorrow to keep the suspect of child substance abuse behind bars.
As Clarke Broadcasting first reported here, 30-year-old David Pacheco was arrested late last month after a raid on his Crystal Falls home revealed an elaborate program involving social media site Snapchat involving children would seduce the drug trade for sex and explicit photos.
The exchange included more than 100 local minors, from 8th grade to high school, according to Tuolumne Sheriff’s officers who stated at the time of his arrest, “This is probably one of the worst cases we’ve seen recently had to investigate. ”Pacheco faces 32 crimes including rape.
Bunnie Mangano, one of the organizers of the event, who also knows one of the victims, said: “It is heartbreaking” and adds that the girl is staying with relatives because “she is afraid of coming home if Pacheco gets out on bail . “
The protest is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Courthouse, and organizers are encouraging the public to attend. Pacheco will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. on his charges. She is angry that Pacheco was under community supervision after he was released from state prison for a conviction that county investigators did not reveal.
Mangano argued, “If they had kept him in jail for the first time. A hundred children would not have been given drugs. “
The protesters plan to raise their voices so that not only can Pacheco hear their “cries for justice” in the courtroom, but the judge too. Pacheco is currently being held on bail of S 4,250,000, which means he will have to raise $ 25,000 to be released.
Mangano’s goal: “I want to make sure he doesn’t get out of jail. I don’t want him loose; No child is safe with this man. And he’ll find it easy to get the bail money because he has all the money he got from selling drugs to our children. “
This is an issue that the public prosecutor is also dealing with. They have filed a motion for his bail to be waived to ensure he cannot use the funds raised from illicit drug sales to pay, which is expected to be decided by tomorrow’s indictment.
“He’s chasing our young at a time when they are most vulnerable to COVID, I believe,” accused Mangano. Wer worried about the impact on victims, adding, “This is not what they are doing [victims] easy to overcome. This is what these children wear for the rest of their lives. “
Written by Tracey Petersen.
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