Counselor Thomas Perez Jewell held in lieu of bail of kiddie porn charge

On November 18, 2010, California licensed marriage and family therapist intern Thomas Perez Jewell was arrested after investigators found a “large amount” of child pornography at his home, according to a new story published in the Contra Costa Times.

Jewell, who has been employed for several years by mental health division of Contra Costa County Health Services, was assigned as a counselor at the County Juvenile Hall.

He is being held in county jail on a charge of suspicion of possessing child pornography, in lieu of $1 million bail.

Source: Robert Salonga, “Contra Costa Juveniile Hall counselor arrested in child pornography case,” Contra Costa Times, 18 November 2010.

 

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4 responses to “Counselor Thomas Perez Jewell held in lieu of bail of kiddie porn charge

  1. According to Claycord.com, “…they found over 13,000 child pornography images on his computer”. His bail has been raised to $5.8. He is charged with 46 counts of child molestation.
    http://claycord.com/2010/12/06/pleasant-hill-police-department-sets-up-tip-line-for-the-thomas-jewell-case/

  2. This is not true. If you read the Contra Costa Times report he does NOT carry a license for anything.

  3. The California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners shows a license for a marriage and family therapist intern from Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa County named Thomas Perez Jewell: http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/WLLQRYNA$LCEV2.QueryView?P_LICENSE_NUMBER=51524&P_LTE_ID=714

    If it’s not the same person, I would be surprised (but then again, maybe not).

  4. Yes, it can be confusing…. to clarify… a registered MFT intern is not a “license” — it’s a “registration” as an intern… someone who is either still accumulating hours (3000 hours required) or who, as in Jewell’s case, had already accumulated the required number of hours… but had yet to pass the MFT licensing exam. In either case, the intern is required to practice under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed MFT, until licensed.

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