Jack Doshay is medicated, according to defense attorney Paul Pfingst
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Jack Henry Doshay, 22, was informed of ten felony charges against him, his bail was doubled to $5 million, and he was immediately taken back into custody yesterday, September 2, 2015.

Previously, Doshay had pleaded not guilty to three charges: kidnapping of a child, false imprisonment, and felony child abuse, in connection with a March 23, 2015, incident. Doshay was accused of taking hold of a seven-year-old girl at Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach. In that incident, the offender allegedly wrapped tape around a child’s face and head and was taking her to a secluded area of the school when the girl was able to break free and run away screaming.

Doshay, reportedly the son of Glenn and Karen Doshay of Fairbanks Ranch, was able to make bail on April 11, after a fee of $200,000 was paid to guarantee his $2.5 million bond.

Ryan Saunders

Ryan Saunders

New charges

On September 2, prosecutor Ryan Saunders informed a judge that he was able to get an indictment on ten charges from a grand jury last week, after he brought forward new evidence against Doshay.

Some of the new charges include lewd acts on a child with force, kidnap with sexual intent, and a charge of multiple victims. The maximum prison time if Doshay is convicted of all current charges is 50 years to life in prison, according to prosecutor Saunders.

Some of the new charges are connected to an incident that allegedly happened in September of 2010, according to the prosecutor. After the San Diego County Sheriff set up a tip line and asked for the public’s help following the March 2015 incident, the family of a girl who was allegedly assaulted at another elementary school in Solana Beach contacted law enforcement. “We know that he lived up the street,” prosecutor Saunders said on September 2.

Devil in the details

The prosecutor described the alleged circumstances of the 2010 incident: a five-year-old girl on a baseball field at Solana Santa Fe elementary school (where Jack Doshay reportedly went to elementary school) saw the defendant behind a shed there. The man allegedly lured the girl to the shed.

“He told her there was a white bunny underneath the shed,” the prosecutor claimed. “She got down to see the white bunny, the defendant then came up behind her, grabbed her by her hips, turned her around, sat her down, unbuttoned her pants, unzipped her pants, tried to remove her pants.” The prosecutor said that the girl screamed “and kicked him where it hurt” and was able to run away.

Paul Pfingst and his client

Paul Pfingst and his client

According to the prosecutor, the alleged five-year-old victim chose two possible suspects from photos that were shown to her, one of whom was Doshay.

Here comes Pfingst

Defense attorney Paul Pfingst protested on September 2 that, “My client is on psychological medications.” Pfingst claimed that these meds should not be “interrupted” and he asked the judge to delay raising bail or taking Doshay back into custody.

Judge K. Michael Kirkman doubled the $2.5 million bail to $5 million bail, and deputies handcuffed Doshay and took him back into custody. His next court date is set for December 14, 2015.

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Visduh Sept. 3, 2015 @ 8:12 a.m.

Wow! A judge actually stood up to "Perfidious Paul" Pfingst and raised the bail in this case. The earlier episodes in the story were examples of money talking with a very loud voice. The uber-wealthy father will probably make bail for him again, and he'll be back out in a day or two, and back in the nut-house where they are keeping him well doped. But now that the DA has grand jury indictments, the court won't be having preliminary hearings on those charges, and this can go right to trial. We'll see if Pfingsto can pull off a coup as he did with Julie Harper. I doubt Doshay can convincingly act the way she did.

It's awfully hard to blame the victims when they are small children, and there's preponderant evidence in the recent case. Maybe there will be some real, equal justice when this trial is done. But I don't count on it.


Visduh Sept. 3, 2015 @ 8:18 a.m.

Oh, wasn't there a judicial order that Doshay's photo not be published or broadcast? Was that lifted?


Eva Knott Sept. 3, 2015 @ 12:07 p.m.

Honorable judge K. Michael Kirkman did not order news media to obscure the face of the defendant during the hearing yesterday. Probably this is because news media already have plenty of photos of the face of Jack Doshay; some of these other photos are from wanted flyers put out by the San Diego County Sheriff while Doshay was a fugitive; other photos are obtained while waiting for the out-on-bail defendant outside the courthouse.


AlexClarke Sept. 4, 2015 @ 5:27 a.m.

The only difference between Doshay and run of the mill child molester is that Doshay has a rich daddy. He needs to be treated like all molesters - lock them up and throw away the key. Daddy can afford to visit his baby boy no matter what prison he gets assigned.


Visduh Sept. 4, 2015 @ 8:23 a.m.

This creep should be in serious, serious doo-doo. But with all that money and influence behind him, it's not at all clear that the DA will make sure he goes up for a sentence that reflects the serious nature of the crimes. Money talks, and if dad Doshay can arrange enough money to flow into the campaign coffers of Dumanis, well, anything can happen. The only counterbalance to such an outcome is the fact that the neighbors and parents of kids at those schools are rich too. And they have influence. Enough of them put pressure on the DA, and she might just conclude that a tough approach is in order.

If it goes the way I fear, we could be treated to some long sad story about his insanity and how he really didn't want to hurt anybody. Next thing you know the felony charges are pled down to a misdemeanor, for which he gets probation.

BTW, today's edition of the Light News has no mention of this story. But there was huge space devoted to reports on the refugees from the Middle East in Europe, and some fossils found in Carlsbad. Thank you, Eva, and the Reader for reporting NEWS.


MichaelValentine Sept. 4, 2015 @ 4:11 p.m.

Daddy posted bail today to nobody's surprise. The new charges and the means to flee the country should have remanded this tree jumping chicken shark.


Visduh Sept. 4, 2015 @ 7:53 p.m.

I'm not surprised. Now there's a question if the bail had no conditions, or if it carried the same as before. Those were that he stayed in the nut house, and had a tracking device. If those are not in place, I'm sure the old man could have him on the way to a country that has no extradition treaty with the US. But then what does dad tell his friends? Even among that social stratum, having your kid an international fugitive doesn't go over big. Respectability is a big deal, and we can only hope that the kid is back in the dope ward, and will be available for trial. If he doesn't show up for the next court date, someone will be out $5 million.


dwbat Sept. 4, 2015 @ 8:54 p.m.

He had to hand over his passport, too.


Visduh Sept. 4, 2015 @ 9:51 p.m.

You're right, and that's standard procedure. Lack of a passport isn't the end of it, though. People can be smuggled through borders with no documents at all. Such an eventuality is what the DA was thinking about when he asked for bail of $25 million.


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