A Judge, A Perv, And The Joke We Call Justice

by Travis Mateer

In 2006, Robert “Dusty” Deschamps was appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer to fill a vacancy in the 4th Judicial District Court. Here’s a little excerpt from the article about how a judge must set aside one’s ego to do the job effectively:

Prior to the swearing-in, District Judge Ed McLean told the crowd of Deschamps’ family and friends the job Deschamps was about to take required a person to “set aside one’s ego” and be ever-mindful of personal liberties, constitutional rights, to ensure a balance of power between government’s branches, and to protect property and legal rights.

A judge is always obligated, McLean said, to “do his or her best to treat everyone equally in our courts.”

How did old Dusty treat the man who secretly recorded his adopted daughter getting naked over a year ago? Did he throw the book at him, or slap him on the wrist for a crime that was originally charged as a felony?

Well, according to this Missoulian article, Dusty let this piece of shit off VERY easy. From the link (emphasis mine):

The former CEO of the Missoula Boxing Club won’t spend any more time behind bars, as he was handed an entirely deferred sentence by a judge for a case alleging he filmed a minor girl without her consent.

Jonathan D. Partain, 50, was sentenced for a misdemeanor surreptitious viewing charge on Monday, though the case was originally charged as felony child sex abuse, according to court documents and the Missoula County Attorney’s Office.

A teenage girl reported to law enforcement in August 2022 that one month prior, she was changing when she noticed a cellphone propped up on a speaker system Partain installed earlier in the day, according to charging documents. Partain was confronted by the girl and an adult. According to the case affidavit, he admitted to purposely recording her while she was changing without her knowledge.

JD Partain is a lucky guy, not only is he getting a deferred sentence, he ALSO has the Missoulian using vague terminology, like “a teenage girl” and “an adult” instead of more accurate terms like ADOPTED DAUGHTER and WIFE.

Hmmm, if I went to church, would the Missoulian be a little nicer to me in their reporting?

Going back to the judge in this case, did I find anything while poking around online that raises concerns about Judge Deschamps capacity for “treating everyone equally in our courts”? Hell yes I did, like this 2015 change-dot-org petition to have Dusty removed from the bench.

I also found a post positing that Dusty hates women because Mommy didn’t do a good enough job protecting him from Catholic priests here in Missoula. From the link:

Is Judge Robert L. “Dusty” Deschamps carrying long held anger at women for not protecting him? Is Judge Robert L. “Dusty” Deschamps prosecuting, sentencing and violating the law to punish women? The power to abuse from childhood abuse is manifest in many ways. Did Judge Robert L. “Dusty” Deschamps find a way to punish women for not protecting him as a child? Is he mad at mommy for not protecting him? Ask this question before you cast your next vote to re-elect him as judge.

Yes, it’s quite possible Judge Deschamps has problems with women, since he seems to think they’re more prone to embezzlement than men are. Yes, he actually said that from the bench 5 years ago. Is this guy a CHAMP or what? (emphasis mine):

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a Missoula woman’s two embezzlement convictions based on a few key factors, among them a state prosecutor’s concession she is entitled to a new trial. 

Linda Faye Harris, 61, will also appear before a new judge following Tuesday’s order. In her appeal, Harris argued the judge presiding over her case showed bias when he was open about both prematurely considering her guilty and surmising women to be more often guilty of embezzlement than men.

It’s women that commit this crime most of the time,” District Judge Robert “Dusty” Deschamps III said, according to the transcripts from the January 2018 sentencing hearing included in court filings. “And they commit it big time. And it seems like once they start doing it, they just keep coming back. And she’s evidence of that pattern.”

Isn’t the criminal justice system in Montana AMAZING? I sure think it’s amazing, and later this week I’ll be reporting on what a Mineral County Attorney with a brain injury told me about Russian truck drivers, so be sure to check that one out.

For my coverage on this JD Partain case, here are some relevant links:

Is There A Mark Ebner In Missoula Getting Ready For An I Told You So Tour? (November 30th, 2022)

The Tune Has Changed For J.D. Partain And Here Are My Insights From His Arraignment (December 13th, 2022)

Can Churches Handle “Spiritual Character” Problems Without Outside Help? (December 20th, 2022)

The Danger Of The Christian Savior Complex (March 17th, 2023)

On Selling Sex In Zoom Town (June 9th, 2023)

Well, there you go, more evidence that justice in this town is a sick fucking joke presided over by worthless judges and enabled by a pathetic local media landscape.

If more people don’t start becoming more active locally in calling out this worthless criminal justice system, then it’s just going to get worse.

I’d put up the links to support my work, but fuck it, no one has donated in 3 weeks and even people I have helped in the past don’t seem very interested in responding to my requests for help.

Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to keep exposing MORE and MORE and MORE of what I know, so stay tuned, things are going to get interesting.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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4 Responses to A Judge, A Perv, And The Joke We Call Justice

  1. Concern Troll says:

    The mods in r/Missoula banned an account that was sharing information about this yesterday. Seems to be scrubbed this morning off anything about Partain’s family. This is the link they shared: https://web.archive.org/web/20231101182736/https://missoulian.com/news/local/crime-courts/missoula-boxing-club-deferred-sentence/article_1a2777d0-78db-11ee-b95c-03615ba32597.html

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