Convicted Rapist Tom Pollacci, who served consecutive prison terms for two rape convictions before being released from Valley State Prison in June, died in his cell at Monterey County Jail last Thursday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Pollacci, 62, had been transferred straight from state prison to the county jail and was being held while the district attorney’s office tried to get him committed to a state hospital as a sexually violent predator.Monterey County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Derrel Simpson said this week that Pollacci’s death is still being investigated but appears to be a suicide.
“He had hung himself,” he continued.
Rapist Pollacci Died In Jail
And lock him up for life.
What should the sign be changed to this time?
Tom Pollacci set to be released from Valley State Prison next week at the end of his 14-year sentence, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office will ask a judge at a June 11 hearing to designate Pollacci as a sexually violent predator and order him to be committed to a state mental hospital.
Pollacci, who was living with his parents in Pebble Beach before he was jailed for raping a Colorado woman in the loft of his family’s liquor store on Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove and then leaving her at the hospital with a serious head injury
Designate Tom Pollacci As A Sexually Violent Predator
Tom without his hairpiece!
Pollacci appeared in a Salinas courtroom Friday via zoom at which time he was supposed to be arraigned on the petition.
Pollacci appeared to have no idea prosecutors were planning to pursue the ‘sexually violent predator designation.
“What is this for exactly?” Pollacci said via zoom.
The public defender said he would explain to Pollacci in person.
Tom Pollacci May Not Be Released – That’s What It’s For
But there are movements to keep him locked up.
Tom Pollacci, who was convicted of forcible rape
in two cases and accused of several other sexual attacks is
set to be released from Valley State Prison June 13, one of
his victims learned last week.
But he could end up being committed to a state hospital
if the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office tries to
have him classified as a sexually violent predator.
Pollacci was accused of raping a woman in the loft of
his family’s Pacific Grove liquor store in April 2008 and
convicted by a jury of the crime in 2010. After two more
victims came forward, he was charged with three more
rape counts and was set to go to another trial, but he pleaded guilty to one rape in July 2011 to avoid going before a jury in a case that was set to include several other alleged victims testifying against him and a prosecutor who wanted to seek a life sentence.
Tom Pollacci’s Prison Sentence Is Up
Might as well bring this picture back with an update. How are those sex offender programs working out, son of Pollacci?
Jordan Pollacci, 24, who is the son of convicted rapist Tom Pollacci, was taken into custody for misdemeanor invasion of privacy and felony probation violation after a man reported seeing Pollacci using a cell phone to snap photos under his wife’s dress.
PS, the KSBW URL link for it’s story is somewhat amusing calling Jordan a Pebble Beach Pervert –
Jordan Pollacci Arrested For Up-The-Skirt Pictures
KSBW Explains the squirrel bit.
For some “medical treatment”.
Sentencing for convicted rapist Thomas Pollacci has been delayed until November to allow him time to seek medical treatment for “recently discovered medical issues.”
Deputy Public Defender Michelle Wouden said her client “is addressing medical concerns prior to being sent to state prison, not at the county expense.”
Pollacci was to have been sentenced this morning to six years in prison for raping a woman in his parents’ travel trailer. The sentence was part of a plea bargain that spared him a potential 30-to-life sentence for three rapes.
Pollacci Stalling State Prison
He’s been in County Jail ever since the first trail.
He has been held in Monterey County Jail since the first guilty verdict but will now be moved to a state prison. While in the county facility, “he has received no disciplinary action reports or writeups” for bad behavior, according to Wouden.
Meanwhile, his parents have settled a federal civil lawsuit brought by one of Pollacci’s victims, which claimed they were negligent for letting their son, who was first convicted of sex crimes in the early 1990s, work in their liquor stores. A lawsuit by Jane Doe 1 was filed in federal court against the Pollacci’s. Late last year, a judge ruled they could be held personally liable for negligence. The family also sold its Pacific Grove and Carmel liquor stores, which are now owned by Lopez family, who also owns Lopez Taqueria & Liquor on Del Monte Avenue and Lopez Restaurante y Cantina on Cass Street.
Pollacci Going To Prison – Finally
Faced with nine women waiting to testify he had raped them over three decades and one survey that showed 95 percent of the public believed he was probably guilty, Pollacci didn’t like his odds.
As a condition of his plea agreement, he was required to dismiss his appeal in that case and to waive all rights of appeal in the current case as long as he receives the stipulated sentence. He must serve at least 85 percent of the total 14-year sentence, nearly 12 years, before he is eligible for parole. He has served 13 months.
Tom Pollacci Gets Another Six Years In Prison
Pollacci made his plea the same day his trial was set to begin. Nine women were scheduled to testify that they were raped by the Pebble Beach man over the past three decades.
In 2008, a woman went into a Pacific Grove liquor store where Pollacci worked to buy water, prosecutor Michael Breeden said. Pollacci asked the woman to go on a lunch date with him and she agreed.
“They went to lunch a second time, and he took her to the travel trailer,” Breeden said. “She did not want to go in. He raped her once they were inside.”
In April 2007, he went on a dinner date with another woman and also forced her into his parent’s travel trailer and raped her, Breeden said. The trailer was parked at the Monterey airport at the time.
Pollacci Plea Bargains In Rape Trial
Or is it?
There is still a chance the trial will not go forward. On Friday, the attorneys indicated there were ongoing settlement discussions
He was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison for that crime last year. The victim in that case will join his current accusers and six other women who will testify they had been raped by Pollacci since the 1980s.
All of the victims claim they were attacked by Pollacci on dates or in some other consensual social setting. The current charges allege he raped both victims in his parent’s travel trailer. The third rape allegedly occurred in the loft at his father’s former Pacific Grove liquor store, Ron’s Liquors.
That business, which was recently sold, was also the location of the 2008 rape for which he was convicted last year.
Tom Pollacci’s Next Rape Trial Starting