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Sixteenth molestation charge added against Germain

Original post made on Sep 30, 2008

Investigators are looking into the past of Henry John Germain, an accused child molester, which is leading them to Southern California, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 2:54 PM

Comments (68)

Posted by MainStreetDiva, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 30, 2008 at 3:48 pm

So he's up to a total of 16 charges...does this mean 16 different victims?


Posted by Doo Doo, a resident of Valley Trails
on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:13 pm

It's really quiet around here now without all of those Henry supporters. I liked it better when they would ramble on about his innocence, and the "conspiracy" behind his arrest. I just wish the justice system didn't take so long. His next court date is Oct. 22, and he'll be on the streets the whole time. Then we have to wait months for the trial too. The wheels of justice grind slowly...


Posted by Another Gatetree Resident, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Doo Doo -- The wheels may grind slowly, but they do grind. Perhaps a specific body part will get caught in the grinding process. *LMAO*

One can only hope. And one can also BET this guy will have long-term supporters just as Shumate did and still does.


Posted by Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:26 pm

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MainStreetDiva: The 16 charges are for six alleged victims.


Posted by Curious, a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Who's putting up bail for this scumbag??

There are 12 victims total. That includes the ones from the past.


Posted by MainStreetDiva, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Thank you, Emily. Are all 6 alleged victims in the Bay Area, or are some of them from southern California?


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Wonder if he'll go for the plea deal or let the charges pile on.


Posted by Emily West, Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Sep 30, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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MainStreetDiva: The victims are kept anonymous, so I don't have locations for them, just ages. However, I don't believe they have formally interviewed anyone from SoCal, at least to my knowledge.


Posted by DooDoo^2, a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2008 at 5:55 pm



Flame away if you will, but I am tired of victims from 10+ years ago coming forward.
I don't feel that sorry for them. They should have reported it when it happened.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Sep 30, 2008 at 6:07 pm

It might be helpful to review this summary of Statute of Limitations and Legal Remedies for Child Abuse: Web Link

Henry's attorney will do everything that she can to trivialize and dismiss charges against her client. Hopefully, more victims will come forward. Henry is over!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Sep 30, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Web Link

PLEASE support Senate Bill 1738 (Biden-Hatch Bill) Child Protection Act. It recently passed the Senate and has moved on to the House. Contact your Representative and demand that she/he support this very important legislation to protect children from online predators.


Posted by supporter of neither side, a resident of Birdland
on Sep 30, 2008 at 7:34 pm

So nice to see our justice system of "innocent until proven guilty" being played out in Pleasanton!


Posted by Roberta, a resident of California Reflections
on Sep 30, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Henry Supporters: Stay off this blog! Support Henry by not adding any fuel to Cholo's, et. al. fire. These people have nothing better to do and do not know any facts.


Posted by Pro Henry, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Oh, stop it. Any intelligent (without major problems) person knows that with knowledge you can make an intelligent decision. The knowledge is this case is not available yet. The decision is out--the truth is unknown. Nobody has seen the testimony, few are aware of the victims, few have heard the testimony. Innocent until proven guilty. I want to stand up for the judicial system. Innocent until proven guilty. The minute they prove Henry guilty, I will support the victims 2000%, I will apologize for even thinking they might be exagerrating or be into calling attention to themselves, or even gulty of finding an excuse for their lack of excelling. The truth is they just may not prove Henry guilty. I, as an outsider, hope they prove Henry "not guilty". Do you understand what I just said. They cannot prove him back to "reset" or innocent. Even if he is proven not guilty, his life is ruined. This may seem pro-Henry. I am pro-Henry if he is innocent. I find it very difficult to support a victim who can remain without name, without a statement for people like me to view and make an intelligent decison about their claims. If the victim is an adult they need to stand as an adult. Because the court is not permitting this, we as a citizen of the United States (not China, not Africa, not Europe, not Iraq, etc, need to seriously maintain the US given right of "innocent, until proven guilty". We live in American--don't sacrifice based upon your prejudices. Stick with the unbiased--walk the line--don't commit until you know "BEYONG A SHAWDOW OF A DOUBT" Don't rest easy until this is done.


Posted by legal eagle, a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 30, 2008 at 9:01 pm

the case would have moved faster if Henry remained in jail. look for the case to stall due to numerous motions filed by the defense. This will go on for years. there is no real hurry for Henry to get this case to trial. he will prolong it as long as possible hoping that the attention and victims will fade. the cops will just keep arresting him each time they get a new count. i am disappointed in the courts decision.


Posted by xxx, a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Did you listen to Henry's attorney today. My interruputation of what she said was that it was a frame up. After three weeks of trying to set bail with Hugh Walker, they finally decided upon a whopping $1.080 million--which she fought. Two days after getting Henry out, the sheriff's department with full strategy in mind had him arrested on another count--that of touching an 8 year old girl's stomach who was crying because her dad would not answer his phone. Henry consoled the little girl, and oh my gosh, he grazed her covered stomach. He did not touch her genitals, her butt, her breast, etc. He leaned over for the phone and brushed her stomach. After that tramatic experience, the family vacationed with Henry and family for several years.--Abuse?? I do not think so. Attention, Confusion--YES!

Hey, get behind the truth. This may or may not be a frame up, but what it is; is an over zealous group of law enforement personnel and individual on a witch hunt. Be careful out there!! Witches can come back to haunt you.


Posted by Smart Like a Fox, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Sep 30, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Eagle Legal. Wrong , Wrong, Wrong. It the tactic was to delay, Henry attorney would have given Walker two days to respond. She did not. She asked for a recess and then a decison. That is agressive behavior, and the by-product of a confident, knowledgeable attorney.

LETS NOT ARGUE THE POINT--HENRY IS INNOCENT!!


Posted by Hawkeye, a resident of Livermore
on Sep 30, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Dumb like a fox, what hole are you hidding in....denial hole.
Have you read the court papers...hello..Henry is headed up the river in a purple jumpsuit. Unfortunately,like legal eagal stated, it will drag on for years....how sad is that.

Grossman new, if Henry turned himself in with that one more additional charge to total 16,he would get back out. That's why she asked for the decision to be made today, to get him back out.....and it worked.
She is good but at the end of the day all these tactics will lose there gas, the truth will come out and Henry will get his.


Posted by concerned, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Sep 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm

There were alot of High Schools in Dublin and Pleasanton both public and PRIVATE that used the services of Castlewood and Pleasanton for H.S. coaching and training. The Ptown police should go to these schools and investigate because there are probably considerably more victims at those schools whom have graduated or still in H.S.


Posted by nothing, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 1, 2008 at 10:25 am

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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 1, 2008 at 10:26 am

Please contact your Reps in Washington and DEMAND that they support S1738 (Biden-Hatch) Child Protection Act.

This bill will protect children from online predators.

I agree that this case will take years to resolve. Like they say in Iowa, it's root hog or die! I will be around to say ta-ta when Henry's cell door goes clink!

Children have a right to be safe and to feel safe. Protect children and the world will be a better place. Keep it simple.


Posted by real person, a resident of Rosewood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:41 am

for the record, i was a tennis student of henry's for many years. he NEVER did anything inappropriate to me. do i count? does anyone care if i called to tell the police that i was NOT victimized while under his supervision? people can say he put his arm around their shoulders and technically that's sexual harassment! wtf? and there's also nothing to stop people like cholo from calling in to the police and making a false claim, just because they have nothing better to do than obsess over things that have nothing whatsoever to do with them but they are bored with their own lives. don't base your facts on news stories, because they are not court documents. big difference. one is speculation and the other is based on facts and testimony. i still believe in the american justice system, and that means innocent until proven guilty!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:50 am

I ask that all Plutonians PLEASE contact your Rep. and demand that he/she support S 1738 (Biden-Hatch) Child Protection Act. Whatever side you're on re: Henry's guilt/innoce. S 1738 will protect children from online predators.

S 1738 has already passed in the Senate. It has moved on to the House.

PROTECT CHILDREN NOT PEDOPHILES!


Posted by stayhomedad, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:53 am

I just want to address the comments by XXX- You're a monster if you really think like that. There is a little girl crying, wanting her Daddy, and this molestor inappropriately touched her stomach!!! You must not have children (thank God), because it doesn't matter if it's her breast, shoulder, stomach, leg.... He should not have touched her anywhere! That poor girl...
And for Pro Henry- You are one of the last few people to openly support this molestor. Keep up the good work, it takes a special person to defend someone who preys on children. People like you are rare.
As for you "legal" people... You should know better than anyone that Henry is Guilty from the time he first touched those children... not when the lawyers get around to agreeing on something....
As for Henry-- My offical prediction is that he will delay the court process as long as possible and then commit suicide rather than face prison. Don't respond angry to that, lets just wait and see...


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

real person, I had no idea that you had so much clinical training. Please explain what "obsess" means. hahahahahahahahahahah.....

Are a for real therapist? whoa horsey...

Oh my...I am so impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tee hee hee, tee hee hee.......goody goody goody...birdy birdy birdy...


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 1, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Correction: Are you a for real therapist?


Posted by Lisa, a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Oct 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm

"They should have reported it long ago?" "They?" You're talking about a child. A child who is raised like all children to obey adults, obey their teachers. A child who's in shock after being molested. Your ignorance is incredible.


Posted by Curious, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm

THANK YOU Stay at home dad your comments are right on!!

Sadly I believe your predictions are true....I would love to see him in jail for the rest of his life but I know he would rather suicide over jail.


Posted by MainStreetDiva, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm

To realperson: The fact that you were not molested does not mean that he did not molest anyone else. I'm glad you were not victimized; if he's found guilty, can you accept that others were?


Posted by real old person, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Stay at home dad: wishing suicide on anyone still not right. Why don't you and Cholo go back to your garden club meetings where you girls can talk with the other hens.


Posted by Another Gatetree Resident, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 1, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Hurray! A Judge apparently disagrees with the original bail limit set for Germain.

Web Link

The $1.080 million is now $60k higher due to the discovery of additional victims. He remains held at "Club Rita."


Posted by More Reporting, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Woot! Check this out.

Web Link


Posted by Curious, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Don't get too excited, the people that have put up bail have enough money to get him out again!! They are in the process of getting him out as we speak....he should be free by tonight!!


Posted by stayhomedad, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Just to be clear, I wasn't wishing suicide on him.... I hope he doesn't do that. But somebody like Henry, who has maintained a "good" living up till this point, probably can't deal with a place like prison. I suppose he could make a run for it....he could always do that. But in my opinion, he'll probably take the easy way out.


Posted by Busy Mom, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 1, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Stay at Home Dad: You seriously need to get a life. Get off line and go spend time with your kids. You have two post within a two hour time span!!! Go get a job!!!


Posted by Curious, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Bail is posted....he's on his way out!!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm

In or out, Henry has been credibly accused of child molestation. He can run but he cannot hide! His days on the streets are numbered!

I know that a few folks have spread the bad news about Henry all over the internet. Everybody in the USA is now familiar with the name Henry J. Germain, pedophile. Yup, he can run but he can't hide!

Even Henry supporters are asked to contact their Rep. and demand that she/he support S 1738 Biden-Hatch Child Protection Act that is presently in the House. It passed the Senate last week! S 1738 will protect children from online predators.

Be like Cholo, take the high road.

Protect Children Not Pedophiles!

ps There is nothing in the world like mean spirited gossip!!!


Posted by real old person, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 6:34 pm

I'm on so many pills. I now realize that I meant to say that when a person is as evil as Henry, maybe he is better off jumping...

Henry is indeed evil. He needs to be shut down.


Posted by real old person, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I thought that Henry's former wife was dead? How many times was he married? I wonder if the former wife that is "alive" knows or suspected anything about Henry?


Posted by Curious, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Married twice, former wife died in late 80's early 90's cancer, very nice lady but she knew!
divorced second wife....she had to know!!


Posted by Enough, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

The thing has too many elements of a witch hunt. I do not feel sorry for people who did not come forward years ago. There is a reason why we have a statute of limitations.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 1, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Someday, the Statute of Limitations will be understood differently. That day is not too far off! I'm patient!

What "thing" are you referring to and please explain what you mean by "witch hunt".

Is blogging a form of free speech? duh...


Posted by real old person, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm

I hope that the DA deposes the second wife. Are you sure that Henry's first wife died of cancer...(portion removed by PW staff for libelous content)


Posted by Seriously, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm

I have read all these posts for the past month and I am still left wondering why anyone who is not directly involved is commenting. I know Henry. Yes, he taught my kids.. They adored him. Castlewood tennis families are CRUSHED by this. One SICK man screwed a whole ton of people. I hope anyone that has any information comes forward. NO ONE wants to believe it.....but all these charges....the Alamaeda County Sherrif's are good...but not that good....to make-up a fake case. Yes it hurts.....justice will be served but everyone needs to stop fighting about grammar and punctuation and focus on healing and re-grouping. Unfortunately, the sick man that on the outside...appeared to be a GREAT man, friend, dad and tennis pro...is gone. Guilty or not. Everyone else needs to get over it. So we got rid of the ONE bad employee of Castlewood....when can we take care of the most evil MEMBER ever? (Portion removed by PW staff for libelous content) NOT A GOOD DECISION. SLEEP WELL!!!!!


Posted by legal eagle, a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm

touching a child stomach in not child molestation or 288pc. it has to be a genital region and be for sexual satisfaction or gratification etc. go online and look up the section. just cause u claim henry did not molest you does not mean a thing. often molesters treat the majority of children professionally to protect their secret obsession. they create alibi's in people like you. it is a strategy perfected as part of the molester profile. please educate yourselves people. don't make inflamatory statements. i believe in innocent until proven guilty but i also believe in probable cause. that is the rule of law that police operate under. district attorney's don't charge cases like this without knowing they will win them beyond a reasonable doubt. what will it take to convince you people that something happened here. dozens of victims from multiple generations cant be lying and involved in a conspiracy. 2 people on this blog cant even agree. you are gonna be very disappointed in henry when the truth finally comes out. i hope are children are safe.


Posted by Hawkeye, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Enough.....are you for real.....

To you,if you get away with it outside the time frame of "the statute of limitions" it's okay?????

WOW!! You need some serious help.....


Posted by tennis anyone, a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Seriously: if you're planning to drag a member of Castlewood into this blog, than you should not hide behind a fake name. Let's the person who you attacked know who you are .If you think Henry is a GREAT man than you have no right to judge anyone!


Posted by to seriously, a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:40 pm

you talk about healing and regrouping, why attack (portion removed by PW staff for libelous content) in a public forum here?


Posted by Curious, a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:56 pm

what it your beef with (portion removed by PW staff for libelous content)


Posted by Original real old person, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2008 at 6:17 am

Quit pretending your me Cholo(the a_s h-le). Never said Henry was evil. He was married twice. (Portion removed by PW staff for inappropriate content)


Posted by Original real old person, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2008 at 9:06 am

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Posted by stayhomedad, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 2, 2008 at 9:43 am

BusyMom- you don't know anything about me....except my two posts! So don't judge me. Do you teach your children to be intrusive, and to be rancorous?? Do you teach them to act like you...I mean do you teach them it's OK to attack people, even when unprovoked? Stick to the topic on this thread, and take your own inventory...thanks


Posted by real old person, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:04 am

I think that Seriously just wants to boost her poooop-ularity at the club so that's why she is dragging in (portion removed by PW staff for libelous content). I think it's ok because she like to hurt others with gossip.

Henry is EVIL because he molested little girls, maybe boys to.

When I was young, my skin wasn't so ugly, full of all those dark liver spots. I use face cream to hide the wrinkles. I wish I belonged to the club. I've never been popular. I don't want to be homely but nature does take its course.


Posted by Seriously, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:07 am

I never confuse other folks or people. I like to have the. Maybe it real old person doing her mischief again and naming (portion removed by PW staff for libelous content)? I'm not sure but she dfeinitely a snitch.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:12 am

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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:14 am

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Posted by Curious, a resident of another community
on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:43 am

Henry is out of jail!!!!!


Posted by Parrot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2008 at 11:28 am

They removed information about Henry's second wife-which I don't blame them-she is a good person and mom. Cholo is the only one dumb enough to post and pretend he is another blogger.

Stay at home Dad: you do seem like you have serious anger issues. Talking about Henry's suicide. You have many things to learn as well....we all do.

The whole situation is awful! God Help Us!!!!!!!!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm

I would like to remind the rascals on this blog that CHOLO TAKES THE HIGH ROAD...HOOOOOOORAY!!! AND, I DON'T MEAN MAYBE!

THAT SAID, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REP. AND DEMAND THAT HE/SHE SUPPORT S 1738/CHILD PROTECTION ACT. IT PASSED IN THE SENATE AND HAS MOVED ON TO THE HOUSE. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT LEGISLATION AND WOULD HELP PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ONLINE PREDATORS.

WHATEVER SIDE YOU'RE ON YOU MUST SUPPORT AMERICA'S KIDS NOW!

CHOLO TAKES THE HIGH ROAD TO BOOST HIS POPULARITY AT THE CLUB!


Posted by legal eagle, a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 2, 2008 at 9:45 pm

i am so sad to read that people have turned this blog into a personal attack forum. please leave henry's family out of this. they are not responsible for what has occurred. do not concern yourself with the country club gossip. if you want facts go to court and listen to them. please keep this forum civilized. we owe each other that respect. enough harm has been brought onto our community and we have to be strong for the victims. i know that justice will prevail and the right thing will happen. until then please educate yourself and support our children and community. sad:(


Posted by Hawkeye, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 3, 2008 at 8:28 am

Enough, where you at? Picking Henry up?
Please get some therapy......


Posted by Still shocked, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Does anyone know what happened at Henry's appearance today?


Posted by please help, a resident of another community
on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:14 pm

another delay...just his way of getting off of all charges.

please come forward if you are a victim!!! We need to put him away!


Posted by InAwe, a resident of another community
on Oct 23, 2008 at 6:25 am

I had him as a coach/instructor in 1980 along with many other kids from my neighborhood. He was doing these things then. I did not know what we had in common besides Henry as a coach. I was 8 years old. We are from The Desert Club in La Quinta. I have told my story from 28 years ago to the Alameda County Sherriff's Dept. Though I have lost touch with those kids so long ago, I understand that their stories are being told, as well. FINALLY!!! One man's life does not have this many sick coincidences.


Posted by MainStreetDiva, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 23, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Latest article:
Web Link


Posted by Victim from 28 years ago, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2008 at 12:04 am

Rest assured... HE IS GUILTY! Not "innocent until proven guilty!" I am one who has been violated by this man. He truly is sick and needs help. And I have no problem coming face-to-face with him. I am sure he will remember me....


Posted by InAwe, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2008 at 7:01 am

To the Victim from 28 years ago...I bet we had tennis together back then. I never in my life told anybody what happened until I called the Sherriff's Dept last week. The relief I feel after finally telling my story for the first time and knowing that I was never alone is indescribable. I hope you have told your story to the investigators, as well.


Posted by Joan Ledoux, a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Shame on the Justice system of the United States of America. A molestor cannot be indicted for a crime committed on a child that last a life time because of a 10 year statute of limitations. What about a child who has repressed a horrid memory only to recall it more than 10 years later.

Joan Ledoux, November 19, 2008 1:50 pm


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