When massage boy says ‘I’m not gay’ in court, police ask for sex reassignment
The man who told a judge he is not gay has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a massage boy, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
James R. Bales, 58, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the boy in a hotel room in February 2013, according to Assistant District Attorney Lisa L. Mowry.
The victim, who is not identified in court documents, said Bales sexually assaulted him at least six times between 2010 and 2013.
Bales was arrested at a hotel in August 2013 after he had allegedly attempted to commit suicide by taking cyanide capsules in the bathroom of a hotel suite, Mowary said.
The case against Bales was dismissed on Oct. 2, 2015.
“Mr. Bails admitted that he had sexually assaulted the victim,” Mowries said.
“He admitted that at least one of the assaults took place at his hotel room and that one of those assaults was consensual.
The other assaults took the form of sexual intercourse.”
Bales admitted to the attempted suicide, but said he did not want to make the incident public, according the district attorney.
Bews also told a detective that he was having an affair with the boy.
He also admitted that Bales had threatened to kill himself if the police did not arrest him, according a statement from the prosecutor’s office.
Mowry said Bews had an extensive criminal history and had been convicted of multiple counts of rape, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.
Betson Bales is scheduled to be sentenced in the coming months.
Balsons attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment.