Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, a child molester with convictions in several states, including Washinton, over three decades was sentenced today to 150 years to life for sexually abusing two cousins.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, a child molester with convictions in several states, including Washington, over three decades and a knack for avoiding prison, was sentenced today to 150 years to life for sexually abusing two cousins when they were about 11 years old.
Schwartzmiller, 65, shackled at the wrists and wearing a red jailhouse jumpsuit and using a cane, did not speak before his sentencing in Santa Clara County Superior Court on 11 felony counts of child molestation and one misdemeanor charge of child pornography possession.
Judge Edward Lee said that despite Schwartzmiller’s legal savvy in getting some previous charges dismissed, he will spend the rest of his days filing appeals from a prison cell.
“For all that above-average intelligence and charm, I have a couple of faults (with you) — an English teacher might call them tragic faults,” Lee said. “You have no empathy for your victims; that’s not particularly unusual. And you cannot see yourself as others see you.”
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When Schwartzmiller was arrested in June 2005, investigators found a graphic 456-page memoir describing sexual abuse, binders full of child pornography and 1,500 notebook pages with headings including “blond boys,” “no, but yes boys,” and “best of the best, 13 and under.”
Schwartzmiller, who had at least three molestation convictions and a dozen arrests over three decades, abused many as 100 boys in eight U.S. states — including Washington — Mexico and Brazil from 1969 to 2005, prosecutors said.
Schwartzmiller, who acted as his own attorney during his October trial, told jurors that he was innocent and maligned by a society that doesn’t accept men who love boys.
During his testimony, Schwartzmiller said the memoir and notebook entries were fiction.
He blamed roommate Frederick Everts _ also a convicted child molester _ for the child porn. Schwartzmiller also said he could not have molested the two San Jose boys, who are cousins, because he was either at a construction job or bedridden with a bad back at the time.
Although police say Schwartzmiller appears to have spent much of the past three decades in California, he has also been arrested on child molestation charges in New York, Idaho, Oregon, Arkansas and Washington. He has lived in Nevada, Texas and Washington.