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Germain back in court April 28

Original post made on Mar 25, 2009

Former Castlewood tennis pro Henry Germain went before the judge again today, only to have his case be continued yet again. Out on $1.4 million bail, he will be back in court April 28.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 9:50 AM

Comments (19)

Posted by Marie, a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 25, 2009 at 11:08 am

Someone please tell me why this gets continued every time? When will this man be brought to justice for what he has done?

Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Mar 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm

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That will happen when he runs out of money to pay lawyers to drag it out. Shameful.

Posted by Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Mar 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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I've called his attorney to ask the same thing, but I don't really expect to hear back. The DA has said it is typical for cases like these to be continued for a long time.

Posted by kweb, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Still don't think he is guilty like the rest of you.

Posted by Marie, a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

How can two clubs say he did the same thing? Why would any women in her right mind get up and accuse someone of this knowing that she would have to testify in court? Maybe you would think differently if you knew the women who have accused him...

Posted by Former friend, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Mar 25, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I wonder how Kweb will feel when he sits in court and listens to the explicit details of his acts that spanned over 40 years and realizes he has been lied to and manipulated by Henry like so many of us!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I think that Miss Elizabeth is flexing her muscle to show Henry that she is earning her salary.
She might be filing a motion for continuance because she needs more time to prepare Henry's case. Or, it's just a dirty trick to wear somebody down. It happens all the time. Henry gets to have a bit more freedom before he goes to the crow bar hotel!

Posted by Pleasanton Resident, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Mar 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

I know this family very well and can't believe he's out on bail. It angers me that with what is very strong evidence, that they are letting him live among the community (Dublin) in a highly populated area (high density living) where many children reside. While innocent until proven guilty, I can just say that the evidence is overwhelming, yet he still walking around amongst our children. He has to know he's likely to go down so really what does he stand to lose.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2009 at 10:04 am

Preditors exist because people like Kweb enable them with their sympathy and disbelief. Dosen't anyone remember Neil Shumate at Fairlands? He also had a significant group of parents who swore it couldn't possibly be true. Its a real crime that by the time this verdict gets handed down the victims will likely have families (children) of their own. Interesting that we get the right to a speedy trial, except when its beneficial to delay in perpituity. It should work both ways IMHO.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

HENRY HAWK is only exercising his legal right to post bail. He knows that he will eventually check into his suite at the Crow Bar Hotel! HOORAY!!!

His suite will come fully furnished with 1 roll of toilet paper, a sheet and 1 blanket.


Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I thought there was a statue of limitations, that if a certain amount of time had past since a given "alleged" crime, then you couldn't file charges.

So how many of the alleged "victims" were from a decade or more ago as opposed to recent ones? How long ago did the most recent alleged events occur?

Posted by anonymous, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

The current victims are the ones involved in all of this and the ones from over 10 years ago cannot charge him but can testify at his trial and show that his pattern of behavior has not changed over four decades. The few people who are remaining in contact with Henry say that they believe he is guilty but are just trying to be his friend. Amazing!!!!

Posted by Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Mar 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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According to court documents, the counts allege abuse between 1996 and 2001 on six victims. So it appears that some of the victims could be within the 10 year limit.

Posted by ex-friend, a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I feel for his kids. I know all three of them and they are terrific. This must be so horrible for them. The waiting and not knowing what is going to happen. The little girl can only see him with supervision and [Portion removed due to hearsay]. So sad

Posted by ex-friend, a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

I thought he could not leave the state? He is in AZ right now.

Posted by Former friend, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

He goes to Arizona because he is not recognized so easily. Is he breaking the law by going to Arizona? He was breaking the law for many years and it did not bother him. I just hope someone is alerting the children in his complex to stay away from him.

Posted by WTF, a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Apr 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Arizona needs warning!!! He knows he's going to jail, so he's got nothing to lose by going there. Perhaps he'll go a little farther down to Mex and from there..? He knows he'll rot in jail and if his bail-out-friends are blind enough to give him bail money than they probably have faith in him being loyal and doing the right thing by staying put and taking it for the team. They'll learn Henry's loyal only to his ill desires, which are normal in such a sadistic, materialistic society. Toxins get released somewhere; Ironically the blemish rears it's ugly white head in Pleasanton,
You can run Henry but can't hide from yourself. You'll be haunted forever; So you may as well do the right thing for your own innocent children that need you to see them grow up. Don't victimize them too, and leave them fatherless. You've hurt enough people, and maybe there's redemption in letting the truth be told. Youv'e been victimized too otherwise you would not have secretly crossed the line repeatedly. But no one will truly feel sorry for you until come clean. You are not help-worthy until you're honest which is the first sign of recovery. If you deny this until your in jail, everyone will think your sick and delusional. Everybody knows what you did and they are still trying to love you. Love yourself and commit to recovery for everyone. Maybe the sentence will be lesser as a side benefit. Your family needs your integrity in order to heal, or they will be left with the burden of guilt that you hide. This all started before you, and could live on for generations thru your victims unless therapy starts yesterday. Unfortunate that courage is hard to come by when feelings of worthlessness are confirmed through perpetration. You and your victims need help and it really starts with you admitting the truth, so the wound can begin to close. Case closed.

Posted by sad-happy, a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:03 am

Guilty-Guilty-Guilty.....I can't to hear him say that word!!!!

Posted by anonymous, a resident of Dublin
on Apr 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I took lessons from Henry for many years. I do not believe that he could be guilty. If people are really concerned about children, let the justice system do its job and allow Henry's children some peace. They do not need to read comments that attack their father and assume his guilt.

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