SLO jury denies release of reality star turned sex offender

April 29, 2014
James Hydrick

James Hydrick

A San Luis Obispo jury decided Monday afternoon to keep a former reality television star in a state hospital lockup. [KSBY]

James Hydrick, 55, was once displaying self-proclaimed supernatural powers on the reality television show circuit. But, since 1989, Hydrick has been a convicted child molester and a prisoner of the state of California.

In 2006, Hydrick completed a prison sentence for sexually molesting five boys in Orange County. Since then, officials have kept him locked up in state mental hospitals, including Atascadero State Hospital.

This year, Hydrick petitioned for release from Coalinga State Hospital, but the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office argued in a three-week trial that he was not fit for the streets.

Prosecutors said Hydrick has refused sex offender treatment. During the trial, they called grown men, who were molested by Hydrick as children, to testify.

Following Monday’s verdict, Hydrick will return to Coalinga State Hospital. He may petition for release each year.

Ted Slanders

James Hydrick had supernatural powers? Molesting five young boys? Was James a former Catholic Priest? If so, and if he was involved in this churches ungodly pedophile priest coverups, then the Catholic Church should be fronting the bills and not San Luis Obispo County every year!


Mr. Slanders,

With all due respect sir, I’ve read quite a few of your posts and they seem “Hell Bent” on putting all religions, faiths, denominations and beliefs, outside of your own, in a very negative light. Until this post of yours I wondered where that distaste might have come from…

Do you speak from direct experience? Did the Catholic Church victimize you in some way? If so, was every Catholic Priest involved? Or maybe you were a priest? You seem very well read in all things Biblical.

Oh, and what does that have to do with the article? I see, just getting your just dues in at every opportune moment.


Cripe, does this mean we have to have a 3 week trial every year to keep him away from children? What about the 3 strike law, this guy has at least 5 of them, as in 5 victims? He should never be released not ever.

Jorge Estrada

The shrinks will tell you that people like this are hard wired like a hetero is wired to be a prolific party to nature. Given that be true, why do we fund a lie and rather than funding a better purpose for these people? We spend a perverted amout of healthy dollars for this unfruitful excuse.


I knew that A—–E when he was at ASH. A very bright and exceedingly smooth operator, unless he doesn’t get his way. Tied the administration, court system and other patients who were not SVP’s into knots. His psychopathy is of such an extent that he would be preying on

anybody for anything.


You knew this A–H—? And from your handle I suppose you’re a psych’ tech’?

For your consideration:

The Standard Occupational Classification Code No. 29.2053 defines a Psychiatric Technician duties the following way:

“Cares for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, following physician instructions and hospital procedures. Monitors patients’ physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene and administer oral medications and hypodermic injections.”

The California Business and Professions Code Section 4502 goes on to say in further defining the duties and responsibilities of a Psychiatric Technician :

(a) “Direct responsibility for administering or implementing specific therapeutic procedures, techniques, treatments, or medications with the aim of enabling recipients or patients to make optimal use of their therapeutic regime, their social and personal resources, and their residential care.”

(b) “The psychiatric technician in the performance of such procedures and techniques is responsible to the director of the service in which his duties are performed. The director may be a licensed physician and surgeon, psychiatrist, psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, social worker, registered nurse, or other professional personnel. Nothing herein shall authorize a licensed psychiatric technician to practice medicine or surgery or to undertake the prevention, treatment or cure of disease, pain, injury, deformity, or mental or physical condition in violation of the law.”

Did any of the above quoted say anything about making a diagnosis? Maybe I missed it?

And then there’s this from the Psychiatric Technician Code of Ethics –

Adopted by the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians

September 18, 1996:

1. The Psychiatric Technician provides care with respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of the client/patient, regardless of the individual’s social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature or degree of the disability.

2. The Psychiatric Technician acts to safeguard the client’s right to privacy and dignity.

Did you miss that day of class? Or have you become so cynical you’ve lost sight of the greater good you’re suppose to serve and represent? And the patient’s right to privacy? ASH is better off without you.

Must be nice to hide behind your anonymity…


What is this pervert’s connection to SLO County? Why are we footing this Court bill?


Tried here because he was SVP’d here.

the guy paso

This is good