Jack Doshay with lawyer Paul Pfingst, September 2
  • Jack Doshay with lawyer Paul Pfingst, September 2
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Family members of Jack Henry Doshay, 22, were brought before a grand jury in San Diego County last month. According to papers in the court file, three of the persons listed were Glenn, Karen, and Max Doshay. The Doshay names were listed along with 50 other people, including two little girls who are the alleged victims, all of whom were examined as witnesses.

The 19-member grand jury concluded with a ten-felony indictment against Jack Doshay on August 27, 2015.

The accused was last in a courtroom on September 2, when he pleaded not guilty to the six-page indictment. There are ten major counts, including forcible lewd acts upon a child, kidnapping for child abuse, kidnapping for child molestation, assault, false imprisonment, and felony child abuse.

There are also 26 allegations connected to the ten felonies. These include: multiple victims, child victims under 14 years of age, tying and binding of victim, kidnapping by movement of victim, and committing crimes that include child abuse.

One allegation specifies that Doshay was over the age of 16 when he committed the alleged acts on September 7, 2010; he was 17 years old at that time and he turned 18 weeks later.

The date of the second alleged incident is March 23, 2015. The first names of the two alleged victims were revealed in paperwork.

After Doshay was booked back into custody on September 2, he was served with a restraining order that demands he make no contact with the two alleged victims, even through a third party. The court specifically allowed that the protected persons may record “any prohibited communications” made by Doshay or his third-party agent.

Doshay was able to bail out of custody again on September 4.

Judge K. Michael Kirkman had set certain conditions for the defendant’s release on bond. Those include: his passport continues to be forfeited; he waives Fourth Amendment rights against search and seizure; and he shall not drive a motor vehicle. The judge also specified that private monitoring would be allowed by Judicial Link GPS Monitoring, and that “company shall cooperate with law enforcement or a hearing should be set.”

There is a letter in the court file meant to assure the court that Judicial Link GPS Monitoring did install an ankle bracelet on the defendant and that Doshay is tracked and monitored 24/7. According to Mel W. Williams, who identified himself as a managing partner of that company, “Mr. Doshay has been a model enrollee from our point of view.”

Williams went on to explain that the Crosby Treatment Center normally informs his office if there is any change in Doshay’s “schedule” and “He is usually shuttled between Crosby High Mountain Facilities, where he is residing, to their West Valley Treatment Center in Escondido.”

On the treatment center’s website, it states that patients can watch their own brain scans in real time. “Through modern technology, the Crosby Center can monitor brain activity in real time, and together with our certified doctors and clinical staff, design a holistic treatment plan individualized just for you....

“The Crosby Center brain scans show and identify the real factors which may contribute to your fear, anxiety, depression, drugs or alcohol self-medicating and emotional behavior."

The website further states: “Crosby Center California is secluded, very confidential, and is nestled in the naturally therapeutic mountains of the Southern California Coastline. You can get the relief you need and enjoy the rest of your life.” And, “If you have legal issues, we offer nation-wide, clinical letters for your release from jail or prison; door-door, court ordered rehab.”

The center describes itself as “a non-twelve-step rehab.”

The attorney for the defendant, Paul Pfingst, has said in court, “My client has a long history of depression, severe depression.” He also requested that Doshay be transported to a “psychiatric facility.”

The next court date for Doshay is currently set for December 14.

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Visduh Sept. 8, 2015 @ 5:31 p.m.

Great detailed reporting, Eva. You are to be commended. Actually reading the charges in detail makes it clear that he is in very, very serious trouble. "Perfidoius" may be looking at a case that he cannot finesse, and that's going to bother him greatly.

I like this judge. He's not rolling over on anything. The judge should not underestimate the gravity of the charges, and it is clear that he knows the deal.

Since your report on this case last week, I've scanned/searched the local rag (which I call the Light News, but is more well-known as the U-T) for some mention of this matter. The miserable excuse of a newspaper has been--unless I've been temporarily struck blind--totally silent on the matter. Is money talking in Mission Valley?

Please, please keep us informed on this case!


Eva Knott Sept. 9, 2015 @ 12:51 p.m.

Visduh, thank you kindly for noticing my work. Eva


AlexClarke Sept. 9, 2015 @ 5:49 a.m.

As they say "Money talks and Doshay walks"


Eva Knott Oct. 29, 2015 @ 11:35 a.m.

Jack Doshay and attorneys are due in court tomorrow, October 30, 2015. The judge will hear a request for release of the Grand Jury transcripts. All parties are expected before Honorable Judge K. Michael Kirkman at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, in San Diego's North County Superior Courthouse.


Visduh Nov. 2, 2015 @ 8:55 a.m.

Isn't a Friday hearing unusual? The judges like to say that their courtrooms are "dark" on Friday. So, what happened at the Friday hearing? In the past three days, the U-T has made no mention of this case in its No County Local section. (Wonder why?) Eva, you are our only source of news on this nasty case.


Eva Knott Dec. 14, 2015 @ 1:54 p.m.

Jack Doshay, who recently turned 23, was in court this morning December 14, 2015. His attorney made future court dates in which he is expected to ask the judge to seal the grand jury transcripts, and ultimately to dismiss the case against Doshay. Those hearings are set for February and March, respectively, and will be before the Honorable judge K. Michael Kirkman. A date for a jury trial is currently set for summer of 2016, in July.


Eva Knott Feb. 8, 2016 @ 5:43 a.m.

Jack Doshay and his attorney are due in court this afternoon, February 8, 2016. His attorney wants to seal the grand jury transcripts, to keep information in those pages secret. Jury trail is currently scheduled for this summer, in July, before the Honorable judge K. Michael Kirkman, in San Diego's North County Superior Courthouse.


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