REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – A former San Mateo psychiatrist did not flinch when a San Mateo Superior Court judge sentenced him Monday to eight years in state prison for molesting boys who were patients of his in the 1990s.
Judge Beth Labson Freeman handed down the sentence just before 4 p.m. following a long day of victim impact statements and an afternoon of pleading from Ayres’ wife, son and daughter. Ayres himself did not speak.
Ayres was sentenced to eight years concurrent for each of the eight counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child 14 or younger, which means he will serve all the sentences at the same time. He must also register as a sex offender for life and pay a $10,000 fine to the Victim Witness Assistance Fund. Based on time served, Ayres will likely be behind bars for nearly six years.
“My conclusion is based on the fact that you violated the innocence of young boys in your care,” Freeman said before she delivered her sentence.