Sex With Underage Boy; Charges Pending

By Linda Sutter

Director of Del Norte Human Resources, Joe Young, is under investigation for having sexual relations with an underaged boy.

The boy’s uncle came to the Del Norte County District Attorney’s office to file a complaint. Currently the charges are being withheld due to a possible conflict between the County and the DA’s office.

Mr. Young taught classes at the Dance studio here in Crescent City and was asked to leave once the allegations surfaced. He also taught classes for cheerleaders.

The evidence that was produced to incriminate him were found on his personal computers, as well as his cell phone. Charges should be coming out this week. The allegations were verified by Sheriff Apperson who stated there was an on-going investigation.

Due to lack of cooperation from the victim as well as Joe Young, it is hard for the district attorney’s office to get anything more than a misdemeanor for this particular case. The Attorney General’s office may have to take up the case.

Mr. Young is currently employed by the Del Norte County Human Resource center until a replacement can be found.

24 Responses to Sex With Underage Boy; Charges Pending

  1. Bleh Reply

    December 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I am curious if this was Mr. Body’s first offense? I believe there was a male cheerleader at the high school a year or two before. And one of the most disturbing things is that Del Norte High school officials actually knew about the situation months prior to it being reported and did not report it to the authorities or suspend this Chester. He should be in prison and the school and all the parents who knew about this and didn’t report it should be ashamed.

  2. nunn Reply

    July 21, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Maybe he will get a fat pay increase like the other departments heads are getting! County workers lose money and the people in charge are getting $30k more annually. Hmmmmm

  3. Beliviable Reply

    July 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Yeah a trusted individual that make’s out the pay roll for goverment employees and lawyers in this town!

  4. Appalled Reply

    July 16, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Reading comments anonymous, you must have some sort of relationship with the accused for you to be so upset of the facts being reported here and in the Triplicate. The good ole boys club strikes again! Lets see if they will bury it and allow him to plea to lesser charges and keep his job. Just like the Sheriffs dept has been doing for years….What a Shame that Del Norte County finds it necessary to lie cheat and steal, in an official position, to get what they want. I wish I could say I was surprised!

    • QUACK!!! Reply

      July 16, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      What!!! Young is back working for the county??? Del Norte must be a great place for pedophiles… Not only do we not lock him up, but we also let him keep working for the county. Not just any position, but the as the DIRECTOR of Human Resources!!! Make him clean the toilets or something… preferably in prison. I can’t believe that our officials accept pedophiliac behavior as OK!!! QUACK!!! Folks, lock up your kids because Young is not only rooming free but he is free to keep his job too. God knows why?

  5. carla Reply

    July 15, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I have to agree with you Linda Sutter! There should be more exposure on this story. This town need’s to stop hiding these clown’s. Enough is Enough! Can’t wait to see the front page of the Triplicate

  6. OMG Reply

    July 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

    OMG!!!!! Who does Joey Young think he his. Obviously he thinks he is above a court order. Stay away from that poor boy and stop getting arrested.

  7. Anonymous Reply

    June 22, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    It’s easy to point fingers in situations like this. This headline is absurd too. Even the triplicate isn’t reporting it as sex with a minor and the charges bought to the DA don’t reflect that either. But you’re confident to assume YOU know what happened. What a joke with your fake news page with poor grammar and sentence structure. We live in America where we are all innocent and until proven guilty. This includes this person Mr. Young. You don’t believe in that right as an American until it’s YOU that needs it though, huh?

    • Linda Sutter Reply

      July 2, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Dear anonymous,

      I have had to go to court to defend myself personally; so I know what it is like to have fingers pointed. But attacking my grammar and sentence structure: hmmm, is that the best you can do? You are right to say the charges do not reflect sex with an underage boy….but, why else would juan spend the night in a hotel room with this man alone??I am sure they were not practicing cheers, and, what were the text messages alluding to? as well as the emails???

      • Just an Observer Reply

        July 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm

        Wow, way to keep the minor’s name out of this. Hopefully, you never have an under-age family member that’s thrown into the spotlight just to have some rando throw their name out into the public spotlight. Kudos to you!!!

        • Linda Sutter Reply

          July 19, 2015 at 12:05 am

          dear observer,

          the minor and victim made a public appearance in open court….thus, public information….end of story…..

    • wrong once again Reply

      July 7, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Actually you should do your research better the Felony is a PC 288.4(B)Arrangement of Meeting with a Minor for Purpose of Engaging in Certain Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. Look it up there is more to it than that, in some cases you don’t even have to do more than show up to the meeting place. The other crime is the PC 647.6 annoying or molesting a child. Look them both up. Both charges take hard core evidence. Once again I don’t think our DA’s office would bring this into court if they didn’t have the evidence they need. Of course we don’t want to believe a well trusted person of our community did this. However sometimes peoples make mistake but you pay for your sins. The important part is to repent and ask for forgiveness, but to continue the lie is not going to make things better and people see Mr.Young all over town with this child. He is a Child he doesn’t know who he is or what he wants. This kid could BE Mr. Youngs Child….What are you teaching your own children? I sure hope the justice System does the right thing and teaches your children what is right and wrong.

      • Linda Sutter Reply

        July 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

        thank you for the information, I don’t believe I had publicized the charges. None the less, it is what it is, and the court will act accordingly.

    • You Suck Reply

      July 15, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Obviously you took the time to read the article….mission accomplished. You Moron

  8. ridiculous Reply

    June 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    This is ridiculous… why has this gone on for so long with the DA doing NOTHING!!! Regardless something has happened or it wouldn’t be in the DA’s hands! The DA Needs to get to work and do something about this! I am so disappointed to see someone not even be put into the justice system just because of who he may be or because of the fact that this is a situation of guy and guy. If this were a male-female case this would be already up and in court.

  9. anonymous Reply

    June 8, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I agree with Linda on this one how about those that do know the facts!? I’m sure the are a small few that do know the truth and they are either good hiders of truth while other few get shutdown. He should at least be charged with something and let the evidence prove for itself in court! This is a disgusting small town sex scandal!

  10. Idiotic reporting Reply

    June 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    You have seriously out done yourself on poor reporting. Nothing like not knowing the facts or involving all sides. How about not speaking for the DA’s Office, report facts not just your insane rumblings.

    • Linda Sutter Reply

      June 18, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      So how do you like me now??? See Triplicate’s front page Thursday June 18, 2015…QUACK

  11. Linda Sutter Reply

    June 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Please keep in mind we cannot give out our confidedntial or anonymous sources on where information comes from… but, based on what we deem to be reliable sources, what we all should be concerned with is the District Attorney’s office is trying to keep this quiet, and plans to only give Joey Young a misdemeanor and to have him register as a sex offender. The question you all should be asking that voted this person in is this…WHO DOES JOEY YOUNG HAVE CONNECTIONS WITH THAT HE IS ABLE TO KEEP HIS JOB AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS GIVING HIM A SLAP ON THE WRIST INSTEAD OF SENDING HIM TO JAIL…..???????

    Senators, Governors, Congressmen….lots of government officials have been involved in sex scandals. Many have been forced to resign, or voluntarily resigned. Even one president’s extra-marital affair led to his impeachment which he was later acquitted. But few of them had sexual relationships with minors.

  12. anonymous Reply

    June 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    First off its not just on the internet has this information its at the DAs office and he IS being investigated and I don’t believe anyone made any comments about killing anyone so sounds to me like you are the one going overboard here. Joe Young does deserve his day in court however if he did this he should have justice served.

  13. Anonymous Reply

    June 2, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    You know, if it’s on the internet, it must be true. Right?

    The people who come out with pitch forks and nooses are dangerous people. In a civilized society, people who take up a mob mentality simply on an accusation, or what they heard, are the very people who need to be separated from general society until they can be rehabilitated.

    Let’s drop the mob mentality before you idiots end up killing someone who just may be innocent.

  14. Whatasham Reply

    May 30, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Agreed! Mr.Young you should be ashamed of yourself! And you should know better. Thiscommunity put so much trust in you. The truth always comes out. To not cooperate shows you have something to hide. Justice will be served by our new trusted DA I am sure and our investigators are top of the line don’t think you are above the law!!!

  15. Confused Reply

    May 29, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Interesting that other county employees have been summarily dismissed immediately upon lesser allegations, and yet this person is still working here. “Good Ole Boy” county? Sqeee!

  16. sinewjones Reply

    May 29, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Wow! What a shame. A trusted individual of our community taking advantage of a teen, his position in the schools, and the community that looked up to him. And I pray for his poor poor family who will also have to negatively deal with his poor choice. If you have nothing to hide then you should be working with the DA! So sad.

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