My thanks to an anonymous commenter who dropped a little nugget of information about Thomas Wayne Evenstad, the convicted "chat line rapist" who is now running his own "consulting" enterprise to assist individuals detained under Sexual Violent Predator laws and (this is NOT written in the parody font) describes himself on Linked In as the inventor of a type of boxer shorts "perfect for men with light to moderate incontinence" as well as other medical issues.
Evenstad first turned up in my world as a minor character dubbed "The Beltless Beta Male." He was a pleasant, overly-smiling assistant to notoriously loony attorney Jill Clark during the "True JACC" case involving leadership of the Jordan Area Community Council. One day Evenstad appeared in court without a belt and kept hitching up his pants like Gomer Pyle. Due to his bowing and scraping deference to Jill Clark plus his aforementioned beltlessness, I dubbed him the "Beltless Beta Male" and the nickname stuck, as my nicknames often do.
Here's what I wrote about Evenstad back in June of 2009.
In retrospect, it was eerily prescient...
That pretty much wrapped things up for the day, with the hearing resuming the next day, Wednesday. Jill Clark's long-suffering assistant--the "beltless Beta male"--arrived early and waited at the door of the court room. Once again, he didn't have a belt. I was dumbfounded by this. I mean, I can understand misplacing your belt one day and not having it, but now he was wearing a DIFFERENT PAIR OF PANTS. Surely he had a belt, somewhere? Why would he NOT have a belt? What awful things happen if he shows up with a belt? Do I want the truth? Can I HANDLE the truth?
Later, during the period of time I was being sued by Jill Clark and still in the early stages of that lawsuit I was (per the advice of my first attorney) being very careful what I wrote about Clark, Jerry Moore and others peripheral to the issues in the lawsuit. But then I found out Evenstad was the "chat line rapist."
So I wrote a blog post about Evenstad but didn't mention he was working for Clark. I invited others to guess about what he was doing and finally Nomi Passenger (Megan Goodmundson) guessed correctly.
Later, I heard unconfirmed information Evenstad was no longer working for Jill Clark. But what was he doing? It appears we now have an answer. Evenstad is offering himself as a consultant to individuals detained under Sexually Violent Predator laws, as well as to lawyers, expert witnesses, evaluators, etcetera. His consulting entity is named SVP Consultation, a name that is truer than true. After all, Evenstad is a Sexually Violent Predator and he's offering himself up as a consultant.
"SVP Consultation," get it? Consult with the SVP.
Hopefully before spending their hard-earned money on Evenstad's "consultation," potential clients would first take a look at the rantings and ravings published on "Tom Evenstad Was Wrongly Convicted." Using the same blogspot platform as this blogger (blogspot is nothing if not a democratic free speech free-for-all, and also it's free) Evenstad trashes police, the justice system, and his victims by name; right down to describing in detail his twisted version of sexual encounters.
There is also a "cached version" of Evenstad's blog which an alert reader sent me, click here. I haven't made a detailed comparison between the current online version versus the cached version to see if there are any differences.
So exactly how sick and crazy is Thomas Wayne Evenstad? An article on KARE 11 from 2006 will give you some idea, click here.
My favorite part is this sentence:
Evenstad believes the reason the woman wants him to remain behind bars is that once he's out and takes what is called a brain fingerprinting exam it will clear him of raping the woman.
Uh huh. Brain fingerprinting exam. (Finger pointed at head, swirly motion)
Get out your tinfoil hats, folks, the kooky mind waves coming up this guy could fry your cerebral cortex if you're facing forward.