John Patrick Malloy, 65, of Carrollton was sentenced to a year of probation and a $600 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simply battery, reduced from sexual battery.
In a statement, the victimp called the reduced charge “a travesty of justice.”
“But it is what I must settle for today,” she said in the state court plea Tuesday.
Malloy was represented by Carrollton attorney Kevin Drummond, who said he’d known Malloy for a long time and that the defendant was “just ready to get this over with.”
The alleged incident occurred in April 2011 at Results! Medical Spa for Serious Skin Care on Bradley Street in Carrollton, according to a police report.
The owner of the business told police that Malloy was a client who had been to the spa before. The 50-year-old victim told police that Malloy took off his clothes for the massage and was covered with a sheet, which is common.
But during the massage, Malloy reportedly kept adjusting himself so that he was exposed, according to the Carrollton police report. The victim claimed that while she was at the head of the massage table, Malloy grabbed her inappropriately with his hands. When he pulled away, she reportedly told him to get up, put on his clothes and leave.
Three witnesses standing outside the room told police they heard the victim telling Malloy to get out, according to the report. The witnesses said that he came out, apologized and state it wasn’t the victim’s fault, according to the report. Malloy reportedly paid the owner and left.
A lawsuit was filed last year in the civil court, which was settled for an undisclosed amount out of court.
“My taking your money was the only punishment I ever thought you’d get,” the victim told Malloy. “Not to mention, the one I thought would hurt a man like you the most.”
The victim, who said she is also a victim of a sexual assault that happened more than 20 years ago, said she planned to leave the courtroom with her “head held high.”
“[I leave] knowing that I triumphed over a man I think of as small, petty and perverted,” she said. “And when those courtroom doors close behind me, I will never think of you again.”
Also pleading guilty this week in Carroll County Superior Court was Leoma Dawn Baxter, who pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to aid an inmate’s escape.
Baxter, also charged with forgery, allegedly forged a medical document saying she needed “brain surgery” to get her boyfriend out of jail so he could take care of her.
The attendants at the jail examined the documents and had deputies arrest Baxter.
The woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail, followed by four years of probation. Baxter has already served 76 days in jail, and was given credit bud Judge Bill Hamrick for time served.
Continued this week was the case of Kelly Gene Warren, a Whitesburg man who allegedly broke into several businesses and government offices in March, until February.
Warren, 36, is charged with numerous counts of burglary and attempted burglary, following break-ins during a three-day period March 10-12.
According to Capt. Chris Dobbs of the Carrollton Police Department, the burglaries began on that Saturday in March at area businesses and at two city recreation department buildings and continued through the following Monday, when break-ins occurred at two county government buildings.
“During the early morning hours on Monday, a break-in occurred at the Carroll County Commissioners Office and Tag Office,” said Capt. Jeff Richards of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at the time of Warren’s arrest. “The suspect, wearing gloves and a ski mask, was seen moving through the building rummaging through offices and leaving just prior to the officers’ arrival. ... A few minutes later, the Carrollton Police Department received an alarm at the Little Hawaiian restaurant.”
Richards said that nothing highly valuable was stolen from the county annex, and that it appeared that after leaving the building, the suspect headed on foot to Little Hawaiian where he tried unsuccessfully to gain entry.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has charged Warren with the burglary of the county annex on College Street, a prior burglary of Whitesburg Elementary School, and another recent burglary of the Stop-N-Shop on Shady Grove Road. He is charged with the attempted burglary of the old courthouse.
“Warrants have been taken on the burglary at Whitesburg Elementary School,” he said. “Warren had been a suspect in the burglary of [the school], however it was not until his arrest that evidence was found to substantiate the charge of burglary. Also discovered during Warren’s arrest [was] evidence to link Warren to the recent burglary at the Stop-N-Shop.”
The Carrollton Police Department has charged Warren with the burglary of Lake Carroll Auto Sales, Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, Lather’s Access Technology and the Lakeshore and East Carrollton Recreation Centers, as well as the attempted burglary of Little Hawaiian.