Jun 11, 2015 11:23 PM by Cecile Juliette
A former Northern California reserve law enforcement officer is headed to state prison. Jared Tomlinson, a former reserve officer with the Marysville Police Department, and former reserve officer with the Sutter County Sheriff's Department, was sentenced to two years and four months Thursday in Butte County Superior Court.
Tomlinson, 30, was convicted in February on three felony counts, including Sodomy, Attempted Sodomy, and Oral Copulation. Spokesperson for the victim's family, Kent Fry said the family was pleased that Tomlinson would be serving hard time. But, he added, "For the three counts, he should've gotten more. I believe that kind of a predator should get more."
The victim's mother was the only person to present a verbal victim impact statement to Judge Robert Glusman. She said, though Tomlinson maintained throughout the trial that the sex was consensual, there was no such thing as consensual sex with an 8th grader. She said she allowed Tomlinson to live in her home when he was down on his luck, and she regretted it.
Butte County Deputy District Attorney Stacy Edwards prosecuted the case. Said Edwards, "The mother herself said 'I knew this would go nowhere because of who he was.' People are reluctant to report it when the person who is responsible has a badge and a gun." Edwards added that she was disgusted that men from regional law enforcement agencies used official police letterhead to appeal to Judge Glusman for leniency, including Detective Sergeant Chris Miller of the Marysville Police Department, and Lake Shastina Director of Public Safety Mike Wilson.
According to the Marysville Police Department, Det. Sgt. Miller broke policy with his letter to Judge Glusman, but the department cannot comment on personnel matters. Lake Shastina Public Safety Director Wilson did not return our call for comment.
Attached are documents related to this case, including a statement from the victim's mother to Action News Now, and letters from two law enforcement officials to the court, asking for leniency in Tomlinson's sentencing.
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