A former San Mateo child psychiatrist was sentenced to 8 years in prison Monday afternoon for molestations of five boys who came to him for counseling in the 1990s.
A San Mateo County Superior Court judge sided with the prosecution Wednesday and remanded into custody a well-known former child psychiatrist who pleaded no contest in May to molesting boys during examinations in the 1990s.
After years of legal wrangling, Dr. William Hamilton Ayres, an 81-year-old former San Mateo psychiatrist accused of molesting boys during examinations in the 1990s, admitted to the charges against him Thursday.
William Ayres has been found competent to stand trial by doctors at Napa State Hospital, according to a report filed this week in San Mateo Superior Court.
A San Mateo psychiatrist who was charged with molesting seven male patients in the early 1990s was committed to a state mental hospital on Wednesday.
A former prominent child psychiatrist accused of molesting his patients was due back in court for a competency hearing to determine if he is ready to be retried.
A prominent San Mateo child psychiatrist whose 2008 child molestation trial ended in a mistrial could soon be retried following a competency hearing Monday.