SocraticGadfly: Joey Dauben, felon (updated)

January 16, 2013

Joey Dauben, felon (updated)

I was wondering why my last previous post about Ellis County (south exurban Dallas) newspaper reporter Joey Dauben was getting more hits.

And, I now see it's because he's been convicted. And on the lesser of two cases.

The more serious one? Charges of sexual assault of a minor. He goes on trial for that early next year.

And (updated Jan. 16, 2013) a Corsicana jury has given him plenty of reasons to wipe the smug look off of his face.

Either 10 years, or 30 years, worth of reasons, depending on whether a judge says his sentences should be consecutive or concurrent.

For those coming here for the Ali Alexandar / Ali Akbar pre-Start the Steal nuttery, go here to get there immediately. But, consider reading through first, so you can see just how big a nutter it was, in the person of convicted felon Joey Dauben that said Akbar / Alexander was really thrown off.

Per the three links above, Dauben is an exotic mashup of Walter Mitty with dreams of being William Randolph Hearst and possible repressed homophobe. (The alleged victim in the sexual assault case is male but in his teens, so there is the issue of sexuality in play, as I've noted here, wondering why a writer at Dallas' LGBT mag, the Voice, has such an interest in Dauben's case.)

Dauben was also extensively profiled for some strange reason by the Dallas Observer (my blog take on that here.) Weirdly, per the new picture above, replacing a link bust, I didn't realize that D Magazine, with piece written by Mike Orren of then-independent Pegasus News, had also fellated Dauben.

The man, or man-child, is incorrigible. He violated terms of his pre-trial release on bond. He acts like this is all some big libertarian "game."

Well, Joey, and any of your friends like "sunflower" who see this? It's not a game.

But, I don't expect you to admit that. In part, I think the Walter Mitty is grasping at a dream you'd like to be true. In part, I think it's hiding from a past you'd like to not be true. Indeed, I wonder where your crusading against child abuse (or, wrongly identified non-abusers, in this case) comes from.

That said, per the Corsicana charges, one could laugh at Dauben being hoisted by his own petard, too:

“At the end of the day, Joey Dauben raped a 14 year old boy,” said Navarro County District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson. “He complained about Ellis County being soft on sex offenders. He found out that in Navarro County, we aren’t.”
But, of course, it's not a laughing matter. Certainly the sexual assault isn't, and ultimately, and sadly, neither is the character of Joey Dauben.

And, sadly, I don't expect you to admit you're gay, either. (And, no, if both my suspicions are correct, I don't believe child abuse makes you gay.) Speaking of this, Dallas Voice contributor David Webb hasn't written anything about Dauben since last April. What gives?

Update, March 16, 2013: I had a new light bulb pop on tonight. Joey Dauben reminds me of a slightly less mature James O'Keefe of Breitbart fame, detailed here in all his sordidness.

Update 2, July 19, 2017: How did Dauben know that a mayor of tiny little Henderson County burg Seven Points, way away from Ellis County, was gay unless Dauben has a gay grapevine or good gay gaydar? 

And, why did you feel compelled to say "I'm not gay"?

Joey, you're in prison because of repression and denial, IMO. And, maybe not denial at the end, as you said — after both conviction and sentencing — that you were taking responsibility for this. (That said, a gay news author, well known on the case, David Webb, in that wandered awfully close to the area that child abuse of a boy can make him a gay man, while at the same time, still insisting Dauben's not gay.)

I don't know if he and John Margetis were gay lovers or not, as a spite-laden blog claims, per the Dallas Observer. To be honest, I'm likely to say no; if they were, why would Joey have committed not "just" statutory rape, but same-sex statutory rape?

Sadly, had you not been repressing, none of this would have happened.


Update, Aug. 22, 2021: Besides "Sunflower" and his other groupies who trailed him, at the Ellis County Observer, Dauben had as one of his flunkies a guy named Ali Akbar, who also allegedly was working on the Texas effort for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Today, you know him as "Stop the Steal" would-be thief Ali Alexander. Dauben, per this piece, back then thought Akbar (already then a convicted felon) was shady as shit, claiming that Akbar/Alexander had talked back then of ways to rig an election. And, if Joey Dauben thought that ...
Sept. 1, 2022: Oath Keepers legal council Kellye SoRelle (don't you love how White Karens who laugh at Black names can't spell straight themselves?) has been arrested for conspiracy. Per Twitterati, she previously fingered Alexander as one of three leaders of the Jan. 6 insurrection, along with Roger Stone and Alex Jones. 

Update, April 17, 2023: Akbar/Alexander now accused of soliciting "dick pics" from followers of Nick Fuentes. Says he's been "battling" same-sex attraction. Uses "so gay" as a slur. Statement, via Twitter, claims he's done nothing illegal. Other than possibly breaking the law if any of these were of minors (and hence highly illegal), sounds like he needs to stop battling and start accepting being bisexual. Plus, it's all about the money. Milo Yiannopoulos (THAT Milo) ratted on him after he and Fuentes cut him out of a "potentially lucrative" position with Kanye West's presidential run. (Was this 2020, or is he looking at another in 2024? YE gads.) And, rats like Marjorie Taylor Greene are trying to dissociate from both.
Non Akbar/Alexander updates:

Meanwhile, some of his critics probably WERE as libelous as Dauben. Why else would their blog now be invitation-only on readership?

Related? Update, Oct. 25, 2021: Joey's friend John Margetis, who allegedly kept running Joey's piles of crap after his arrest, was himself arrested and after Joey's conviction. The charges aren't related to that, but just show the company Joey kept in his weird crusades.


Anonymous said...

Convicted of the Navarro County charges as well.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see this alleged rape? Where is the proof? I doubt the accuser had time to whip out a camera and record his own rape. Is it just testimony from the accuser? Anyone can cry rape and Joey Dauben would be the perfect victim for this type of accusation. He became a bit paranoid, although a lot of it was justifiable. He ranted but it was about perceived injustice so his heart was in the right place. The only difference between him and other people who have been characterized like he has is that he never shut up. He spiraled out of control. Ok, that is a given, but how do you 'rape' a fourteen year old boy? Did they say Joey attacked him? Held him in his car or house? Tied him down? Did Joey take him to a remote location? Attempt to rip his clothes off? Was Joey bigger than the boy? LoL. Sorry, that sounded funny seeing as he was so small. Being a real victim of attempted rape and rape I know that unless he threatenened him with a weapon and held him against his will it should not be construed as rape. It was consentual, especially if the boy was gay. Underage sex, maybe, but rape? Joey pointed out a lot of bad things happening in Ellis county. He was a jerk at times and his mouth could scare people. He was also hot. Girls liked him. He was influental and that made people jealous. He was not gay. All those old sociopaths around here want him to suffer when all he really needs is medication. They could probably stand a little lithium themselves. He seems like he is a little manic and bipolar. How cruel and inhumane is it to seal him away when medication might help him? Spending the rest of his life in prison is going to make him worse. He needs medication. At least, stop characterizing him. You can't look like a pedophile if they are described as one. Short? Must be a pedophile doesn't cut it. Besides, Joey didn't look at all like a pedophile. He charmed women young and old and inbetween. I'm sure the 'boy' was intrigued with Joey or he would not have gone with him. It just all sounds a whole lot like a setup. Did Joey hurt the boy? Were there visible bruises, cuts, or broken bones? I'm guessing there weren't.

Gadfly said...


1. Let me first address the stupidest thing first.

So, there's some particular look that pedophiles have? Really? And, you know what that is?

That said, assuming he is, Joey doesn't "look gay," right?

2. And, next, let me address the second stupidest thing.

You're alleging certain people in Ellis County committed a criminal conspiracy to trap and frame Joey Dauben.

Speaking of "charming" people, it sounds like Dauben has certainly done that to you.

3. Related to that, that is, legal issues, you obviously are ignorant of the legal definition of statutory rape.

Given all the above, the rest of your comment isn't worth a response.

And, this is the best reason yet for me to stop allowing anonymous comments. That said, your follow-up won't be allowed unless you identify yourself.

4. That said, for someone who claims to be a rape victim, you have a huge lack of sensitivity.

Unknown said...

I never met joey personally. But we did have some talks back and forth. I honestly believe hes innocent. He was trying to catch Ambers killer and i just happened to live with the guy believed to have killed her before. And the government is corrupt no matter where you go and what state you live. He was set up to shut up because he knew too much.i feel for him and its fucked that hes sitting in prison. I hope those who set him up burn in hell for ruining his life.

Gadfly said...

Unknown, like Anonymous, you're wrong. There was no conspiracy against him, he didn't "know too much" or anything else.

He's sitting there because he committed these crimes (I'll state the length of the sentencing is too long), combined with the Joey Dauben attitude he surely brought to to trial courtroom. (I HAVE met him, and I have little doubt he brought just such an attitude to the courtroom.)

Anonymous said...

I was lock up with mr dauben an I can say this I read a bunch of his case work an when he said “there doing this to silence me” make prefect since if he was providing information that was making those who were supposed to be doing right county people judge D.A people who were claiming to be doing the right but in all honesty t try hey were doing all to pocket their self the money he was just holding those accountable an when “shit”started to hit the fan them people at all cost would turn to any it way they could to not have their unjustified acts uncovered I seen the picture of the crossdressing person at a party even officer that was not on duty at this time pissing on his front tire. To those who care still about Joey dauben he’s doing good he a vary content can of person oh “jerk” as I read that some one him well that not the Joey today he’s vary active in the Sabbatarian services he’s a elder he helps teach newcomers better understand about yah an is a person that other can learn from so in closing instead of bad mouthing you should pray for his family who’s been without their son. The ones who are behind this unjustified Heinous crime of framing a person just to clear your own name may you answer for you deeds one day .DL

Anonymous said...

Ever seen his discovery I have there a lot of lose ends to it an hopefully he does sent for appeals court I spend two years with on the unit he’s at When you don’t want your skeletons revealed you buried the digger that’s what they did put him in a place with three stacked 10 years sentences were the victim impact state there is not one there just hogging off what one person said what happen an running with it

Gadfly said...

Two responses to the new Anonymous, especially the second, which makes me wonder how real his comments are.

Joey was convicted NINE YEARS AGO. Any appeal, had it been undertaken, would have been long ago.

Plus, the whole claim of "framing Joey" comes off as something from one of his flower child followers, and perhaps with bad grammar intentional.