Former Clayton Hairdresser Guilty of Sexual Battery by Restraint & Child Molestation

March 28, 2014 15:47 pm · 77 comments

Former Clayton hairdresser Jim Frazier has been sentenced after pleading guilty to felony sexual battery by restraint and misdemeanor child molestation, according to Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson.

D.A. Peterson says his office wanted Frazier to be sentenced to state prison, but Judge Mockler sentenced Frazier to one year in the county jail (he will be allowed to serve 180 days via Electronic Home Detention), three years formal felony probation, sex offender registration, stay away/no contact with minors, restitution.

D.A. Peterson says Frazier also waived his appellate rights.

Frazier, who owned “Hair by Jim”, which was next to Skipolini’s Pizza, was arrested in August of 2012 after a lengthy investigation by the Clayton Police Department.

photo: Jim Frazier in front of his mobile hair studio after his Clayton business burned down in 2010.

Now that's March 28, 2014 at 3:53 PM

a slap on the wrist.

Anyone convicted of any sort of child molestation needs to be severely punished.

He’ll be back in the news sooner than later.

Felino March 28, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Sick A@@ bastard!!!

KenInConcord March 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM

I wondered if the fire in his shop was related to his misconduct. You don’t make many friends behaving like that!

anon March 28, 2014 at 4:15 PM

And so many people here were quick to defend him when the story broke.

WTF March 28, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Child molestation is a misdemeanor?

More of the Same March 28, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Misdemeanor Child Molestation. What ?

anonanonagain March 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM

I firmly believe that electronic home detention does nothing to deter these sickos. He will re-offend again. Their brains are altered and sick.
How anyone can sexualize a child is beyond comprehension.
These SOB’s need to be punished more severely.
We treat these monsters and that is what they are, with kid gloves.
The proliferation of the internet and child pornography feeds their sick and deranged fantasies.
If it were up to me I’d give him the ultimate punishment……

mutts March 28, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Judge Mockler lives up to his name, mocking the law. This sentence is insane, even Peterson wanted this pervert in prison.
Judge, u are an embarrassment.

anonanonagain March 28, 2014 at 4:32 PM

“We treat these monsters and that is what they are, with kid gloves.”
No pun intended. Fry the bastard……

anonanonagain March 28, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Change the sign on his van to “pedophile on wheels”.

Anon March 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM

That’s it?? Come on now. The victims will go through a lot worse in their lives recovering from this, than this guy will with his “sentencing”… Just disgusting and sad 🙁

so sick of this March 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Sick of these monsters

john jackson March 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM

So funny!! It just shows the judicial system dosnt frown upon child molestation that much….
My uncle got 2 years for being a cocaine addict…
what justice!!!!

Anon March 28, 2014 at 5:28 PM

OMG, wth I went to highschool with his son! I did not realize until I read this article. He came out and yelled at me to move my car once because I was picking up my little sister in front of his shop. And guess where it’s located… right where all of the Mt. Diablo Elementary kids walk down the hill after school!

average joe March 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

can a bleeding heart liberal explain to me how chemical castration is cruel and unusual punishment? whats cruel and unusual is the injustice done by the “justice” system to the victims who will be traumatized and broken for the rest of their lives.
in this case it sounds like one of the victim’s parents found out and burned the guys place down… too bad he wasn’t in it.

Dennis March 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM

so he actually does 6 mo. in County lockup?
catch and release in action here, folks.
isn’t it time to replace the politicians (and their appointed judges) with people who will actually punish wrongdoers?

WTBLANK? March 28, 2014 at 5:37 PM

There are people sitting in prison right now in America for selling pot, and you tell me this guy gets 180 days? You know what? If I could say how I really feel about this it would not be allowed on Claycord.

Rose Garden March 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

WOW! No state prison time. It’s where he belongs.

It took me a long time to figure out why pedophiles receive such light sentences. Or crimes against kids in general.

Children aren’t taxpayers, nor are they eligible to vote. That’s all it is.

Most lawyers and judges are parents. It’s not only sad, it’s pathetic.

Connie March 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Average Joe….I’m with you, but chemical castration is not going to fix a sexual pervert. It’s not about a sexual act, it’s about a sick need to control a child. The sentencing in this case is unbelievable….I’m ashamed of our judicial system, notice I didn’t call it the justice system, there is no such thing in our country. Go back to public hangings!

ConcordMike March 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM

I’ll sign the petition for Judge Mockler’s Recall. Where is it?

ite den late March 28, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Hope he gets the booty shank by some con goin prison time in county.

anon032814 March 28, 2014 at 6:12 PM

You are all so ignorant and stupid. Do you even know the facts of this cage with all your judgements? ! Maybe you should learn them and learn more about him and his life right now.

anon032814 March 28, 2014 at 6:13 PM


Poon March 28, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I wonder if the victims refused to testify, or their were other mitigating factors that led to this lesser sentence. Both the D.A and defence had to agree to the plea deal. The part that says “D.A. Peterson says his office wanted Frazier to be sentenced to state prison, but Judge Mockler sentenced Frazier to one year in the county jail…” comes after a deal is struck between the prosecution and defence. It’s not like the judge walked into the court room and came up with this sentence. Yeah, D.A. Peterson and his “office” wanted prison time, they probably want prison time for all felons. But the fact of the matter is, something compelled them to agree to this plea.

I’d say hardly the judges fault.

KenInConcord March 28, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Personally I think the Judges should be required to stand before the press cameras after every trial and announce their name the perp and their crime, then declare the sentence and take questions afterwards.

Ken D.

Barbara March 28, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Why don’t we have a full clear picture of his face?

Mr. Pink March 28, 2014 at 6:47 PM

I’d like to know the circumstances behind the sentencing. Something strange that he got such a light sentence. Why suddenly the guilty plea? Was the victim or her story sketchy in some way?

Sharla March 28, 2014 at 6:50 PM

He will not have a good time in prison…why is our system so lenient with these types of offenders! They deserve a minimum of ten years in prison.

the other jj March 28, 2014 at 6:52 PM

this guy will be a trophy in jail… hopefully the easy sentence will get evened out for him in jail…bubba may enjoy this perv

Iknow March 28, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I know the facts .He deserves much more than what he has got.Jim has been doing this among other things for years.He will come out find a new community to con and a woman to victimize..mark my words!

Dorothy March 28, 2014 at 7:20 PM

There should be no such thing as “misdemeanor child molestation.”

So the pedophiles get a bit of jail time and the victim gets a horrible memory to live with for the rest of their lives. Way to go judge mockler. (Not worth the honorary capitals to name.)

Miss.Aya March 28, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Hide all you can
And you can From mortal man
But from me you see
There is no hiding as you see
The time is here to stop the fear
And time is pissed, because God you dissed
The pain you gave, the child you slaved
And All that where depraved I’ve come to save
Burn your candles , circle your stars
But this light has come from far
You like mirrors, well mirrors you will see
For every pain you put on thy
I give no pity to the dark
they had their chance
they had their arc.
For every child you made cry
A horrible death you will die
Do you trust his code you write
You think god has lost his sight
Keep believing in your math
But your answer comes in rath
Who made who
How dare you ask
Don’t forget my holy bath
For water didn’t work on dirt
Now with fire you will flirt.
believe me child I love you all
But time has come to break the wall.
in the end don’t lose sight
Love is here love is light
And once you see the shine
you will know that you are mine
So there are two paths to take
one is love one is hate
no matter what road you go my friend
I will always be standing there at the end.

Shelly March 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM


anon March 28, 2014 at 7:49 PM

when the accusation came out there were those that were absolutely sure that jim would never do anything like this.
the story had the ring of truth though. Some people let emotion stop them from reasoning.
I’m glad for the victim that the truth came out.

Peanut Gallery March 28, 2014 at 7:49 PM

POS! Way to go Judge, you should be in jail next to him for letting him off. If it was my child he molested. I would have tied his sick ass up inside the building before it caught fire. These f*cking scumbags should be stoned or hung.

anon March 28, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Mayor, do you have the link to the original story on your site?

anon March 28, 2014 at 7:55 PM

There’s a lot of people that commented on the original thread that will be having crow for dinner.

Steve H. March 28, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Something’s missing from this story.

iknow2 March 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

jim is a perv, he has been doing this kinda stuff for a long time, tried to act pervy with a younger sister of mine. i have seen him “slither” into single moms lives, offer to babysit their young kids……he lies and people start to trust him and let their guards down…..

Larry March 28, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Sick,Sick,Sick.He denied at first and now admits?What a piece of crap.

MrDuckyWucky March 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

given the mayors bleeding heart bias Im really surprised he posted this article. Must have felt pressured to do so.

Miles Microft March 28, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Was this guy investigated on the attack on the Boy in the tunnel that leads to City Hall and the Library?

Anonymous March 28, 2014 at 8:28 PM

When I lived in Clayton I used to get my haircut from Jim regularly…. I even hung out at his house with his son a few times as well (his son was shot in the head while waiting for the bus to goto work…. Made a huge recovery in getting his life back together).

Was real shocked to hear about this story when it first came out and even more shocked to hear this.

It’s all sad for both sides. Sad for who Jim did this too but also sad for his family… His wife, his son, his daughter who have to live with this and what he is leaving them with.

Sad, sad, sad…. March 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM
Cowellian March 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

MrDuckyWucky seems to have quacked up!

kira March 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I am so glad that us claycordians can express our feelings how a horrendous crime can be so lighty judged. I hope they post all these creeps’ pictures in all schools so they keep away from our children .

Cowellian March 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Reviewing the earlier thread, I’m amazed at the number of people who swore Jim couldn’t possibly be guilty since they were friends with him. I wonder if they’ll come back to admit that they have been supporting a self-confessed child molester.

TinFoiler March 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Get more time in prison for making a prank phone call.

steelbill March 28, 2014 at 9:37 PM

This is the 1st time ,Ive ever heard of misdemeanor child molestation! Since when did it become a misdemeanor& not a straight up serious felony?How can We teach our Children to respect &obey The laws of our land &those in positions in trusted to enforce it,when We have these huge breachs with in the system.Its a sad day indeed when law enforcement can get a Judge to sign a warrant to kick a persons door open &^if the people inside are getting high in their own home ,minding their own biz,Throw them in prison,break their family apart exc.And the prisons are now home to a great many of such.Yet ruining a little ones child hood,&maybe even their whole life is a Misdemeanor!.. Im gonna stop writing now becouse the more I dwell on such a miscarriage of justice the angrier I get.I say this fall lets fire them all&reelect nobody.We as a people could enforce our own laws.&carry out our own sentences to those foolish enough to take from or hurt other people.One of the biggest problems we now have is We have given our rights power &^responsibility over to others to protect us mostly outta fear.Bad move.We could have done a much better job our selves,dont You think?Its not to late but soon will be if we dont take a United stand,together&say We have had enough We will take it from here Thank You for nothing very much Were the ones paying their fat lie in asses.Its not right.Nice poem Miss AYa Thanks SteelBill.

Spartan Dad March 28, 2014 at 9:48 PM


Doc Epharts March 28, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Simple misunderstanding. This is what happens when the barber says he’d like a little trim.

Angie March 28, 2014 at 9:55 PM

What is a molestation? Could be there are varying degrees.

. March 28, 2014 at 9:58 PM

My comments are not posting on the other thread. Is there a problem with my computer or your system? March 28, 2014 at 10:31 PM

No, no problems reported for anybody else.

anon March 28, 2014 at 11:26 PM

anon032814, and exactly why is everyone so ignorant and stupid? do you know all the facts on both sides? or just jims? It’s appearing that Jim has some personal enemies according to this thread and the previous.

Former Law-Guy March 29, 2014 at 6:14 AM

If the victim is under age 14, it is a straight felony. If the victim is age 14 or older, the crime can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on factors such as violence, restraint, etc. You should note that if the victim was age 16 or older, and the crime only involved inappropriate touching, as opposed to actually sex, and was not done by physical force, the offense is most often a misdemeanor.

However, the defendant was also convicted of sexual battery as felony according to the press release. Was there a 2d victim, or were there separate occurrences? I admit I am not aware of the actual allegations, and have not seen the pleadings filed by the DA. I can tell you Judge Mockler takes sexual crimes very seriously and she (yes, she not he) would not have issued this sentence unless it was reasonable considering all the circumstances. I have seen sex crimes against minors that resulted in 200 years to life sentences, and those that resulted in straight probation. There is usually a very good reason for how the eventual sentence is broken down. After all, someone that violently rapes an 8 year old girl and someone that brushes their hand over the breast of a 16 year old over her clothing should not be treated the same. I will close with this important fact; since he was convicted of felony sexual battery, he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. That is also a very serious consequence….

Cracky McGee March 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Where’s Tess? Where’s all those supporters saying he was just too nice of guy to do it??? WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! Child molesters are not usually grungy looking, dirty, old men that gives you the creeps … they are friendly, well-liked, personable people who gain trust easily so they can fool you and have access to your kids!!!

This scumbag plead GUILTY “to felony sexual battery by restraint and misdemeanor child molestation” …. He deserves way more than a few months in county jail & home monitoring.

Dr. Jellyfinger March 29, 2014 at 8:17 AM

A child molester has personal enemies? That there is some fancy figuring Sherlock.

Evelyn March 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM

What facts made the Judge make such a light sentence? People need to keep track of the judges decisions, remember when they are up for election. molestation should NOT be a misdemeanor. We need to toughen up the laws. You really think he will keep away from children. I am so sick of reading of teachers, barbers, coaches, etc that have access to children, and are abusing the trust. What, if any background checks are being used?

mika March 29, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Victims will serve a longer sentence than Jim. . .

Former Law-Guy March 29, 2014 at 10:06 AM

To Evelyn #60 and others:

If you don’t like the law and the possible sentences, talk to the legislature (legislative branch). If you don’t like the charging decisions or plea bargain decisions, talk to the DA (executive branch). Most of the time, judges (judicial branch) have less discretion than you think. The same analysis applies almost all criminal cases.

For those that commented about small time pot dealers going to prison; you are seriously misinformed. Usually when you see a pot dealer go to prison, it is because he also had a stash of guns and since he was a previously convicted felon, that makes it felon in possession of firearm, which is a prison offense. For pot dealing only, under current law in CA, you cannot go to prison….period; only county jail if even that. I saw a case not long ago where a 22 year old “college student” at a local junior college was standing outside a middle school every single day after school was over for the day and selling dime bags of weed to 11 year olds. He got 45 days on an ankle monitor and probation; not a single day in jail. So….stop whining about the poor pot dealers. Weed is practically legal in CA. The penalty for possession less than an ounce of weed (even without a medical card), which is a lot these days considering the very high THC levels, is less than a downtown Walnut Creek parking ticket. It is not even a misdemeanor, it is an infraction, and costs about $400 less than the cheapest speeding ticket (also the level of crime characterized as an infraction).

MamaP March 29, 2014 at 10:47 AM

I think he should be turned loose…………… downtown Clayton………..I’m FIRST……Pinata anyone?

rkt88 March 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

@Former Law-Guy – Thank you so much for the breakdown on the tiers of sexual assault and related legal characterisation. I had no idea, very interesting.

How likely is it we will be able to see docs of the accusations or court reporting at all? Can we buy transcripts?

I don’t want to threadjack but I would really be interested in hearing more about what you think about for-profit prison controversy and overcrowding issues.

Great posts!

Iknow3 March 29, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Time and again these people supported him in his wrong doing. Why did nobody wonder why one day he was married with a family, and the next he was a single man? The people in Clayton supported his wrong doing financially when he Burned down his own business. All of Jim’s victims will never get justice.

@Former Law Guy March 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Thank you for your input here. I survived a brutal rape when I was twelve years old by a stranger in Lafayette long ago. I can attest to how things have changed much since then. I never told anyone what happened, as I’d seen the justice system in action, and didn’t want to be a part of it. Back then it was the victim’s fault. I could never let my mother know, I couldn’t make her that sad. I didn’t have a father, he died when I was an infant. I say this so there can be no mistake that I’m not sensitive to victims of sex abuse. There’s probably a damn good reason that this chap isn’t going away for a long time.

Steve H. March 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM

NOBODY should feel badly for supporting a community member who’s gotten a divorce or suffered a financial catastrophe such as losing their place of business due to a fire. The fact that many community members supported this individual attests to THEIR good characters. Standing up for someone’s apparent good character when someone makes an accusation isn’t anything to ridicule either. Now we know he pleaded guilty to something, not sure what, but definitely something he shouldn’t have done.

@ Doc Epharts March 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Seriously?? Your sick joke is inappropriate. A child (ren) have been violated and your making disgusting jokes. Shame on you……

@#67 March 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Lighten up! A little levity never hurt anyone.

Cat Wrangler March 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM

@ mika – very well said.

Anonameese March 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Former law guy, age can’t possibly be the only factor between felony and misdemeanor. I sat on a jury where we found a guy guilty of misdemeanor child molestation among other charges and the victim was 12. There was no touching though so people may be surprised to learn you can be convicted with no touching.

And Anon 14, his shop hasn’t been there in a very long time now. He’s gone from Clayton.

Does anyone know what he actually did? Not details but in general?

Angelface March 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

@#70; I don’t think anyone knows what it was that he DID. Many have assumed the worse, obviously.

Mr.right March 29, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Ok lets break this down..Ex low man ,all I took from your post is you proving our point that there’s something wrong with the system, because if you were anywhere near a position of authority we can see how people like this would have got released ,If I am wrong then the only reasonable explanation I can come to ,is that you must have enjoyed being raped so much ,that you wish we could all feel that wonderful feeling of not telling your mom and holding all that pain in your whole life ,that same pain that made you angry at the world and cruel…and I know if you were raped ,you wouldn’t want anyone going thru that.,Unless you enjoyed it.So if you respond you only have two can say ,I was right and your sorry to the victim or you admit you liked getting raped.ethier way your F**ked!

To the THING at #72 March 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

I don’t wish that pain and lifelong debilitating misery on anyone. I’m happy and proud to say that I spared my mom the horrible truth that I was raped by a terrifying stranger at knifepoint while walking on a trail as an innocent child. It probably would have gone far in explaining what my entire life became, or rather, did not. To say that any child might enjoy a rape says much about you. I hold no hatred for anyone in this world. My point was that there are many degrees of molestation, and they do not all merit capital punishment.

Disgusted..... March 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

@ 17
I couldn’t agree with you more. You can get 5 years fed time for growing pot even for medical purposes but another child molester gets off on 6 months county time. I don’t even know what to say???? This system is all f ed up. In my opinion, anyone convicted of a sex crime against a child receives max prison time no matter age of child blah blah. At least 25 years to life. Can you imagine what the parents of the victims are going through? I couldn’t even imagine. I know if It were my kids prison would not be enough.

I give up on the system…….

Disgusted..... March 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM

@ former law guy

You are incorrect about the pot convictions. Federal law does not recognize California medical cannabis laws and this can not be used as a defense. Federal law has 100% conviction rate against medical cannabis growers caught in California. Plenty of growers for cannabis clubs as well as private growers with no past records or guns etc….

But this is not important, it was just being used as a comparison. There are other cases of people getting convicted of the most ridiculous crap and getting more time then a scum bag child molester getting 6 months.

Child molestation is the worst crime possible so this damn state needs to get their crap together and do something about it.

Mister Wister March 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Cannabis having higher THC levels is a myth.

RanchgirlCA April 1, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Almost took my son there for a haircut once. Glad we didn’t. Perv…

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