It’s probably only a matter of time before registered sex offender Steven Michael Conklin asks to appeal his 75-to-life sentence for possession of child pornography. That’s because West Covina sex investigator Tyler Kennedy played a role in putting Conklin back in prison.
Even if Conklin doesn’t appeal, several other cases he investigated could be coming back to the courts. On Monday Judge Thomas Falls ruled that prosecutors should have disclosed to an attempted rape suspect that Kennedy engaged in inappropriate behavior and may have even lied in court in a separate case.
Folks in West Covina are secretly worried that as many as 25 sexual assault cases could be affected. As this takes place two West Covina City Councilmen are vying for the soon-to-be open state Assembly seat of Dr. Ed Hernandez, and Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley wants to be the next state Attorney General.
My last question is, how much of this stuff is going to start showing up on campaign mailers?
It’s probably only a matter of time.