The Capitola child psychologist accused of molesting his patients will be back in court July 26 for a preliminary hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to go to trial.So there is one accusation from someone suing him, and a couple of others from 8+ years ago. I assume that there is no firm evidence against him, or they would have arrested him years ago. The memories of a child from many years ago are not reliable.
John W. Visher, 66, who lives in La Selva Beach faces 21 counts of child molestation and child pornography and is accused of abusing four victims as far back as 2001, according to prosecutors. If convicted, he could face 15 years to life in prison.
Capitola police investigated Visher in 2001 and 2005, but he was not arrested. He was arrested in September when a 9-year-old girl reported inappropriate contact with him.
The girl's family filed a civil lawsuit against Visher, which has been suspended until the end of the criminal case.
He was rearrested in May after prosecutors expanded the case by adding new counts involving three more underage victims.
The victims, both boys and girls, allegedly were molested beginning in 2001. The three additional victims include an 8-year-old boy, a now 21-year-old who was allegedly abused in 2002 and 2003, and 5-year-old boy.
Because of the statute of limitations, none of the charges stem from the case with the 5-year-old.
I reported previously on Visher last year. I wrote:
I wonder how psychologists like Bret Johnson, Ken Perlmutter, and Faren Akins continue to keep their licenses and testify in court, in spite of shortcomings that are obvious to everyone who deals with them. It is because the whole profession is corrupt. I really doubt that these shrinks are any better than Visher.These other shrinks are behaving amliciously and unethically, and demonstrably harming kids. They should be the ones in jail. I cannot sue them because they have made deals with the court that shelter them from liability if they punish my kids.