Update 10-01-08 – ProsecutorsÂ allege that the entire event took place over 9 hours. They allege Deputy Robert A. McClain forced the victims at knifepoint to undress and ordered them to perform sex acts.
IRVINE, CA - Early Monday morning, Irvine police were called to a the leasing office of an apartment complex at 1000 Peyton. Inside they found a 23-year-old man lying in a pool of blood. He was unconscious and had been beaten so severely that his face was unrecognizable.Â The young man also had multiple puncture wounds in and around his genitals in what may have been an attempted castration gone wrong. While police were investigating the attack, a 23-year-old woman drove herself to the hospital and told the staffÂ that she had been assaulted by her husband, L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert McClain, 34. That’s when police learned he was also their main suspect in the Peyton apartment attack.
As it turns out,Â Â Mrs. McClain was asking for a divorce, and all reports hint at the fact that she may have been having an affair with the 23-year-old attack victim. McClain had asked for a meeting with all three parties present.Â That meeting was supposed to take place at the Peyton Street leasing office on Sunday evening – Mrs. McClain worked in the office, and her new boyfriend 23-year-old was a resident at the complex.Â Â Funny, it doesn’t look like that meeting went well.
McClain is now facing attempted murder charges, and the young man who may have dipped his pen in someone else’s ink is facing reconstructive surgery to his face. The reports are that McClain may have used a fire extinguisher to beat the man and then may have attempted a DIY castration on him as well, causing puncture wounds to the man’s groin. The wife’s injuries are unknown, but she remained in the hospital with “less serious injuries” than her lover’s.Â Probably because she didn’t have a penis to begin with.
I know, right?Â Anytime you dabble in someone’s marriage, it’s a gamble.Â But this young man lost in a big way.Â I cannot possibly imagine that Deputy McClain’s wife was worth the ass kicking her boyfriend took for her.Â Now, don’t get your panties in a wad and start yelling yet.Â I’m not saying the man deserved to lose his most precious organ, or anything.Â Stuff happens.Â But on the other hand, for many years in this country adulterous spouses were routinely shot under the “s/he needed killin’” defense, and convictions for spouses under the duress of adultery weren’t commonplace.
Now, though, we’re more progressive.Â Probably had McClain bided his time, taken the younger man out for a drink and then punched him in the parking lot, he might have gotten a misdemeanor – or a warning.Â But McClain’s anger on Sunday night was overwhelming.Â Â The victim was so badly beaten that hospital staff told the man’s family that he was unrecognizable.Â And nobody really wants to talk about the condition of Mr. Adultery’s little adulterer.
In addition to attempted murder, McClain is also charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence.Â He is currently in custody, awaiting court hearings.Â The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is filing for McClain’s termination due to the severity of the charges against him.Â As a probationary deputy, he can and will be fired, and will almost certainly do significant prison time.Â Gosh, soon-to-be former Deputy McClain.Â I hope she was worth it to you.