Patrick "Booger Red" Kelly, Convicted Of Running Child-Sex Club, Gets New Trial
|Booger Red with another shot at redemption|
It wasn't exactly a ringing endorsement of Booger and his pal, though: "Although the evidence is legally sufficient to support appellant's conviction and thus we do not reverse and render acquittal, the record of this case is rife with reversible error," the court ruled.
Meaning "Lotsa luck with the retrial, dude."
|Shauntel Mayo, convicted of running the child-sex club|
Testimony was gruesome enough without all that, according to the opinion's summary of it:
[One child] identified appellant as "Booger Red," the "meanest guy" he knew. He, like Shannon, described a sexual "kindergarten," where he learned how to do "bad stuff" by rubbing on dolls. He also described and identified the Mineola club; he testified that his mother and Jamie Pittman took him there and that appellant also was there. He explained that he and Shannon "played doctor" at the club in front of other people and that his privates touched her privates.
According to Holden, the people in the audience also paid to watch him dance. He also stated that he was sometimes videotaped by Jamie or Dennis Pittman when he was dancing, but that these tapes were burned at appellant's house. Holden identified Sheila Sones as another individual who was involved with the club; according to Holden, Sones helped make food at the club and watched him perform.