Child Molester No-No Rule #17: The Case of Judson G. Lee of Mission Viejo

Judson Gillard Lee face 2.jpg
Lee: Cradle Robber
Mission Viejo's Judson Gillard Lee, 33, met "T.M." at a Fourth of July block party and, though the girl was 12 years old and in the 6th grade, it didn't take long for a romance to bud.

Within months, the two were hugging and kissing passionately in public as well as discussing sex.

According to court files, Lee thought he'd found a clever way to legalize an intimate relationship:

If she emailed him a photograph of her breasts, masturbated herself in front of him, sucked his penis and viewed pornographic websites, their affair would be sanctioned by the state of California because "he was not touching her."

(Note to kids: Lee's legal analysis was laughably, dead wrong.)

In March 2008, Lee's adult girlfriend came home to a shock. She found the pair lying on his bed. He was drunk, touching her breasts and asking to "eat her out," according to court records.

Unamused, the woman informed T.M's father, a social worker got involved and then a sheriff's investigator began probing.

At the request of the sheriff's department, the girl's mother called Lee and secretly recorded the call. He admitted that he'd kissed her when he was drunk but explained that T.M's flirting "just never stopped . . . she just kept, you know, pushing and pushing."

When T.M's mother asked Lee if he'd encouraged her daughter to masturbate for him, he said, "[It's] like, you know, you wanna do something? Fine, go ahead and do it."

Police arrested Lee and in July 2010 a jury convicted him on two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor. Superior Court Judge Patrick Donahue sentenced him to five years of formal probation while wearing a GPS device plus 270 days in the Orange County Jail. The judge also prohibited him from possessing photographic equipment, toys, video games or similar items designed for the entertainment of children.

Lee appealed his conviction and punishment by claiming his constitutional rights had been trampled. He said his request for a photo of the minor's breasts was not evidence of sexual contact; that the girl's accounts of events had been demonstrably deceitful; and the girl had turned 14 years old by the time of the last encounter.

(California law goes easier on sexual relations been an adult and a minor who has had a 14th birthday.)

Lee also argued that the conditions of his probation--wearing the GPS device and the banning of photographic equipment and toys--is overly burdensome.

This month, a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana considered Lee's complaints and issued a 26-page ruling. A three-justice panel concluded that Lee's conviction and punishments were righteous, but struck the ban on his possession of toys and video games as "unconstitutionally vague and thus invalid."

They also specifically determined that the government had a compelling interest in forcing him to wear a GPS device.

Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
10 comments
Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

I live around like four of them in my neighborhood I always think they are going to sneak in my window cause they have no sexual morals. 

Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

Child molesters should be shot in head then nobody would do it anymore. Child molesting in some countries is a death sentence. 

Family
Family

I just dont understand why they let people like this free. He won't change and will not care of what he does. I cant believe he thought it was ok to do this stuff. He is a sick dog and needs to be thrown to the dog's. He is a sissy and a preditor. SICKO, He better not come my way.

Jack123
Jack123

crazzzzy white dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

callingoutallyouMFers
callingoutallyouMFers

and yet if the genders were reversed what would an adult woman have gotten...90 days??

909Jeff
909Jeff

Thats the roughest looking 33 year old I've ever seen... 

Streets
Streets

Hey Mitch, another one of your compadres in trouble......

Bill T.
Bill T.

Wish they would put these guys in with the general prison population so we could find out just how tough he his.

Now Trending

Anaheim Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Fashion

General

Loading...