Former Hum. Co. Deputy Arrested in Del Norte
Former Humboldt County Deputy Paul Dillard, 64, turned himself in to the Del Norte County Sheriff for charges of being an accessory to a crime. The charges stem from accusations that he and his wife helped hide their son, Bronson Dillard, 31. According to the Daily Triplicate, the younger Dillard was arrested June 28th on charges of three counts of lewd acts upon a child, meeting a minor for lewd purposes and three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Vicki and Paul Dillard are accused of helping their son by concealing his car and helping him check into a hotel in Siskiyou County.
Paul Dillard is also the chairman of Del Norte County’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission and formerly worked at Pelican Bay State Prison as an associate warden.
(Not that I condone what the Dillards are accused of doing but I wonder if our resources are well spent prosecuting parents that were protecting their child?)