Harris County DA should take a better look at Molzan case
Accusing someone of molesting their own kids is about as serious as it gets. It’s a horrible crime.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has an obligation to make sure they are right, and part of that job is to present the grand jury with ALL of the facts. grand jury MUST take the time to review ALL the evidence.
In the case of famed Houston chef Bruce Molzan that didn’t happen. It is time to find out why.
“It’s horrible. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t do. It’s like the twilight zone,” says Molzan. “It’s devastating. I mean I don’t even know what to say. It’s so insane, I’d never do that to my children.”
Molzan was indicted in October on charges of molesting two of his children. The DA chose to ignore the polygraph test he passed. Sex Crimes Division Prosecutor Megan Long knew the allegations weren’t first made until 7 years into a nasty divorce case with his ex-wife, and only days before his wife faced possible jail time for refusing to let him see his kids. She also knew one of the children had also accused another chef at Molzan’s restaurant of molesting her too.
The charges against chef Thomas Nguyen have already been dropped, but only after his reputation was scorched. Nguyen was staying in Molzan’s apartment while they worked on a new restaurant and witnessed the way the kids acted – defiant, aggressive, and malicious. The children were constantly calling police in an attempt to end their visitation.
“They abuse him, throw things. I just know that Bruce is being framed,” says Nguyen. “For my part, I just want to get back and do what I do.”
Videos the District Attorney’s Office never showed the grand jury should raise alarm bells.
Molzan was so scared of his kids’ behavior he installed cameras in his apartment and his restaurant. They show his kids pulling his hair and slapping him, and in his restaurant throwing food at him and hitting him several times.
Those are not the actions of scared molested children. An experienced prosecutor should know that.
Molzan’s lawyer Nicole Deborde says this is the worst case of parental alienation she has ever seen.
“They come over here saying, oh my father is trying to get my mother in jail, we hate him, so we are going to do something against him, we are going to get him to jail,” says Marco Canamar, a waiter at Molzan’s Kirby area restaurant, Ruggles Black.
There is no way around it, divorce is ugly, especially when kids are involved. That should be a clear red flag to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg simply ignored our request to interview her on camera. Spokesman Dane Schiller told us what we already knew – “Grand jury proceedings are secret.”
“Don’t need a civics lesson from Mr. Schiller. But it looks like the grand jury just rubberstamped this indictment. We have been told there wasn’t a single witness called. None of the videos looked at. Megan Long was busy that day and just spent minutes before the grand jury,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “I want child molesters busted too, but no one should be indicted until the grand jury takes the time to look at all the evidence. That didn’t happen in this case. That’s not justice.”
Molzan wants the District Attorney to better investigate this case and dismiss it before any further damage is done to his reputation. We have evidence the grand jury should have taken the time to look at. Wouldn’t they want to be treated the same way?