SUTTER COUNTY, Calif.—When a Usual Suspects group of anti-porn activists attended the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2014 Summit in May, pushing a strategy that defines pornography as a “public health crisis,” they likely never expected that one of their own would himself become an alleged danger to the public, incarcerated on charges related to lewd acts with a child. But that is precisely what happened to former pornographer-turned-outspoken-anti-porner Donny Pauling, who was arrested yesterday by the Sutter County Sheriff on a Ramey warrant.
Pauling is charged with three felonies: Lewd Act on a Child, Oral Copulation and Unlawful Intercourse. Each of the allegations pertain to sex with a minor, but the fact that Pauling was arrested under a Ramey warrant may be significant in the resolution of this case.
According to California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog, a Ramey warrant “is obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney.”