Monday, March 31, 2008

Veterinarians Who Sexually Abuse Children, Installment #2: Monte Whitehead of New Mexico

What is the moral caliber of the people who serve as EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS of State Veterinary Medical Associations?

Well, perhaps MONTE WHITEHEAD, convicted child rapist, is an example.

Whitehead, a Carlsbad, New Mexico Veterinarian, was the Southeast District Director for the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association in 2005. (See, and

And in 2006 he was arrested for the rape of a child.

According to a January 17, 2007 article in the Albequerque Journal, Whitehead was originally charged with 53 counts (all 53 counts related to sex crimes, according to a subsequent January 2008 article in the Las Cruces Sun News). However, as a result of a plea deal he struck with the District Attorney's office, Whitehead pled guilty to only one count of criminal sexual conduct and four counts of criminal sexual penetration. The rest of the charges were dropped.

The Albuquerque Journal article stated:

"Whitehead was arrested on Jan. 13, 2006, after the then-16-year-old victim told police that the vet had been having sex with her for a year and a half, the Current-Argus reported.

The girl also accused Whitehead of inappropriately touching her and of showing her pornographic photos and videos from the time she was 8 years old, and she said the two had engaged in sex in her home at Whitehead's former place of business, the Animal Care Center, the paper said."

So, that's what was going on after hours at that vets office, folks.

The Las Crucas article said:

"The victim, now a teenager, told the court that Whitehead was every child's worst nightmare.

'He began conditioning me when I was 8 years old," she said. "He would leave porn around for me to see, have videos playing when my mom left the house.'

She said that during a four-year period, starting when she was 12, he had sex with her every day.

'He would threaten me if I wanted to stop,' she said."

Whitehead was sentenced to a total of 75 years on all counts, but then all but 25 years of it were suspended.

Whitehead's lawyer said they would have liked less jail time.

If that all isn't sick enough (it is), Monte Whitehead's wife -- also a veterinarian -- apparetly worked at the Animal Care Center also -- and that is one of the locations where he did this to this young person. (This is based on an online directory that has them both listed at that location -- The Animal Care Center is located at 1302 South Canal Street in Carlsbad.

Does that mean that he had sex with this teen girl right there in the same business that he worked at with his wife?

Nevermind, I don't need to know. It's bad enough as it is.

Scumbag. That word is totally inadequate.

Doesn't it make you wonder about the pets?