Saturday, February 25, 2012

Zappa bassist Roy Estrada sentenced to prison for child molestation

Former Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention bassist Roy Estrada has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting a female child younger than 14 years old "over an extended period of time", according to the Tarrant County district attorney's office. Estrada, 68, had abused a female family member after he had been released from a prison in California. It was on December 9, 1994 when Estrada was convicted in Orange County, California for committing a lewd act with a child. Estrada served six years in prison and returned to his family in Texas. The new charge was indicted in March 2008. Estrada will not be eligible for parole. Estrada was the bassist for the Mothers of Invention from 1964 till their first break up in 1969. Estrada did participate and contribute to Frank Zappa's other work up until 1975. Estrada was also a member of the band, Little Feat.

This is news to me: I had no idea Roy was convicted at all. This story really sickens me. Roy was a funny guy, like all the other members in the Mothers. One person in the comment section of the story on RollingStone.com said it best: the lyric of "She's only thirteen and she knows how to nasty" from "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" have now become a reality. I think Roy is getting what he deserves. A man his age should NEVER touch a child. If you want me to be completely honest, this guy is a sick puppy.

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