I was born in Amarillo, Texas, and now live in the DFW area. I have two sisters and three wonderful children. My mother, a wonderful woman, is my hero. My father died of cancer in 1998.
My wife Lisa during this time was tireless and supported me above so many obstacles and hardships and I give her the greatest appreciation for being there during that time. She is a blessing, hero and a Saint Thank you Lisa. After 24 years unfortunately we divorced in 2010 however, the fear and shame this scarlet letter brings keeps me distant and seems to makes it difficult to fully be a part of any one's life, and be around children and children's friends, as well as family. The misconceptions and preconceived judgment by family and ex relationships seem to be strained all the time. I hope to find a woman to finish my life with who is mentally stable with grown children and open to believe in me.
People are not always what they are labeled. In 1999, I was falsely accused of “fondling” a 9 year old female . Specifically, the charges were touching her inappropriately over her clothes which, in Texas, is a second degree felony, I NEVER TOUCHED HER. I had never met this girl before this day. She was visiting my neighbor and they had come over to play and watch TV with my son. I was the only adult home with my son who was about 7 years old and daughter who was only a few months old at the time. After playing all day Sunday, they went home. Later that week charges were filed. Even her friend, the neighbor girl, testified to the detectives that she did not believe this happened. Several witnesses in the neighborhood and from my church prepared written character statements on my behalf; however, none of them were given the chance to present this information in court.
The mistake I made (and thousands of others make each day) was being alone with children. In today's "child molester fear epidemic" an adult can no longer take the risk of being alone with a child.... ANY adult with ANY child!
Like many others in these no win situations, without massive amounts of resources to fight the charges and the laws enacted by self absorbed politicians, Judges and lawyers working together as one to feed their greed to win votes, innocent victims like me are forced to agree to false allegations... and society has fallen for it.
I was never allowed to testify on my own behalf. I was put through months of court appearances and postponements because the, Judge Sharen Wilson of CDC 1 Tarrant County was never in or unavailable. Furthermore she never saw my case until after I was tricked and coerced with fear by the Judge and Attorney into accepting a plea bargain UNDER DURESS for a crime I did not commit. When I realized what they had done I demanded My lawyer to submitt a motion for a new hearing and trial, but it was denied by the court
I was tricked to accept a plea and now register as a sex offender for the rest of my life because of a judge's arbitrary unreasonable conduct and an unprepared attorney. This was a fiasco apparently strategically orchestrated and planed by the Attorney and Judge who were very close friends participating in benefit rodeos and events. Here is part of the complaint against Judge Sharen Wilson of CDC 1 Tarrant County written by my attorney Randy Myers of the Myers law firm:
"...The Judge was scheduled to leave "town for the Republican state convention" on Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16- 2000 and arranged for a visiting Judge from Houston to sit in for her in Criminal District court Number One on those two days. The Judge's docket had fallen through and there were no cases left to be tried during the week of June 12-2000 "and the visiting Judge expected to work and be paid for being there".
I told her I would like a hearing that afternoon to make a record of my complaint so I could make a record to take up to the Court of Appeals, rather than go to trial unprepared with my client. She told me she didn't want to hear it, and I could take it up With the visiting judge the next morning. My client informed me that he did not want to go to trial with me, if I was unprepared. My client told me that he would rather take the plea bargain offer than face (20) twenty years in prison with a lawyer that was not prepared..."Read the entire complaint here
The Appellant was indicted for the felony offense of Indecency With A Child-Contact on June 30,1999. (C.R. at 2). Appellant entered a plea of guilty to the lesser offense of Indecency With a Child-Fondling on June 15, 2000.
On June 15, 2000, the court assessed Appellant's
punishment at seven (7) years Deferred Adjudication Probation.
B. MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL HEARING:
Appellant's trial attorney, Randy Myers, testified that he appeared with Appellant on Wednesday, June 14, 2000, for pretrials and announcement subject to a notice he had received setting that time for pre-trial and trial for the week of June 19, 2000. (R.R. Vol. 2 at 6). Judge Wilson informed him on the 14th of June, 2000, that he would be going to trial on the 15th day of June, 2000. (R.R. Vol. 2 at 7). Mr. Myers told the Court of all the witnesses that he had already contacted as well as other subpoenas that still had to be issued but Judge Wilson instructed him that he was going to tria1 on Thursday, June 15, 2000. Mr. Myers left the court with Appellant and went back to his office where he called Judge Wilson on the phone and again explained to her that he could not be ready. She again told him to be back for trial the next day. (R.R. Vol. 2 at 8). Appellant then instructed Mr. Myers to see if the plea bargain was still open because he was not willing to go to trial with a lawyer that was not prepared.
(R.R.Vol. 2 at 9). The Court Coordinator then testified that she sent out a document which stated that Mr. Bohrer's case would be tried the week of June 19, 2000. (R.R. Vol. 2 at 10). Appellant testified that he was prepared to go to trial on Monday, June 19, 2000. (R.R. Vol. 2 at 11). He also said that he and Mr. Myers were not prepared to go to trial on Thursday or Friday, June 15th or 16th, 2000. He further stated that he entered a plea because of duress because he was scared. (R.R. Vol. 2 at 11). The State relied on it's controverting affidavit and the Trial Court denied the Motion for New Trial.
I am so thankful to all of my friends who have helped and supported me more than ever to get through this, those at Tate Springs Baptist Church who have supported me since this nightmare began in 1999, to my sister, Valerie, who is loyal to the end, my sister, Stephanie, and my amazing mom.
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