Alvarez - Girl's Basketball Coach Arrested For Sex With Student
COACH ARRESTED SAN JOSE (BCN)
San Jose police report today they have arrested a girl's basketball
coach at Yerba Buena High School for allegedly having sex with a 16-
year-old student. Lenard Alvarez, 27, surrendered to police
yesterday on a $25,000 arrest warrant. Alvarez allegedly had sex with
a female student on the last day of school in 1999 after giving her
a ride home. He had given the victim a ride home on several previous
occasions but on June 15, 1999 the two stopped at his Kinross Way
home and allegedly had sex, according to Sgt. Steve Dixon. The victim
in the case was not a member of the basketball team. Police are seeking
any other possible victims in this case or girls who may have been
approached by Alvarez. Anyone with information about the case is asked
to call Sgt. Dave Hewitt at (408) 277-4102. Those wishing to remain
anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (408) 947- STOP.
National Lucia Ruiz-Garcia Confesses to Adbandoning Buried Baby
Ruiz-Garcia told investigators that she didn't want her boyfriend
to know she had become pregnant by another man. The woman, who is
a Mexican national, has four other children: a three-year-old son
who lives with her and three others living in Mexico. Ruiz-Garcia
was booked into the Santa Rita Jail tonight following a medical examination.
charges for gay bisexual pedophile Pablo Benitez Mora Pablo
Benitez Mora, 40, was charged with one felony count of child molestation
and one felony count of annoying or molesting a child, according to
the Ukiah Police Department. Mora was arrested after a 7-year-old
boy and a 9-year-old girl filed complaints with the police. The 7-year-old
boy alleged that Mora showed him pornographic magazines and touched
him inappropriately. The 9-year-old girl also told police that Mora
touched her inappropriately.
Bakersfield youth minister Sanchez accused of having a sexual relationship
with an underage girl is expected to appear in Kern County Superior
Court Sept. 14 for a preliminary hearing. Guillermo "Willie" Sanchez,
39, faces 11 felony charges, including allegations of lewd touching,
sexual intercourse, oral copulation and sodomy. All of the charges
stem from a relationship Sanchez allegedly had with an underage girl
from 1995 through 1999 while she was a member of his youth group at
Westside Church of Christ on Stockdale Highway. The girl is now 19
years old. Sanchez has pleaded innocent to all of the charges.
Jose Faxas on charges of sexual assault with a foreign object, spousal
A 42-year-old Bakersfield man agreed to drop a motion to withdraw
a no contest plea, setting the stage for him to be sentenced on charges
of sexual assault with a foreign object and spousal abuse. Ricardo
Jose Faxas agreed to withdraw the motion Thursday morning after
securing a new lawyer and is now set to be sentenced Sept. 8. He could
face up to six years in prison. Faxas was arrested in May on several
charges related to a 1998 sexual assault and kidnapping in the Rosedale
area. Charges of kidnapping and terrorist threats were dropped in
July, when Faxas pleaded no contest to the remaining two allegations.
Ordaz, accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a developmentally
disabled 14-year-old girl from Bay Meadows today beat a possible
life sentence by pleading no contest to a reduced charge. The case
caused a stir this spring, when the teen-ager vanished from the San
Mateo racetrack while visiting on a Sunday afternoon with her grandparents
and older brother. She turned up in the company of Carlos Ordaz at
a Caltrain station the next morning. Ordaz, a 26-year-old Burlingame
man, was arrested and charged with five felonies that could have led
to a life sentence had he been convicted on all counts.
Man Facing Felony Charges - Ruben Valdez is suspected of beating
his pregnant wife, Rebecca Valdez, last Thursday afternoon in Madera
Sheriff Looking For Hispanic Molestation Suspect The Napa
County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man suspected of molesting
a four-year-old girl. A department spokesman said Porfirio
Juares, 25, is wanted in connection with an incident involving
a four-year-old girl on Friday, Aug. 11. He was last seen by the victim's
father in the Napa area on Sunday Aug. 12.
Juares, who is also known by the last names of Santos, Cruz, Ramirez
has relatives in San Francisco and Salinas, but police do not
know his current address. He is described as a Hispanic adult male
with brown eyes and short black hair worn combed back. He is 5 feet
4 inches tall, weighs 165 lbs., and is said to have an involuntary
smirk, according to the spokesman.
Lodi girl who was abducted last week is in Mexico
arranging a wedding to her alleged kidnapper.
Meanwhile, a 15-year-old Lodi girl who was abducted last
week apparently is in Mexico arranging a wedding to her alleged kidnapper,
Dean said. "They're reportedly in the same village (the victim's)
mother is in and planning a wedding, according to family members,"
"We have to have Mexican authorities make contact to verify this."
Erika Cruz was forced into a van near a Lockeford Street liquor
store on Aug. 6, allegedly by Lodi's Miguel Higuera with the help
of two accomplices.
Up to 15 Lodi officers, plus members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
searched for the alleged abductors and Cruz for several days before
learning the girl's relatives had failed to reveal subsequent contacts
Cruz previously told family members that Higuera had threatened to
kidnap her in order to develop a romantic relationship. Gregorio Maldonado-Flores
and Sabas Santos-Flores are wanted for questioning in connection with
the alleged kidnapping.
Fresno sisters found; spanic arrested, charged - Johnnie Paul Marquez,
22, faces several molestation charges. - Authorities have charged
a 22-year-old man with several molestation felonies after two Fresno
girls missing for nearly a week were found early Monday morning. Johnnie
Paul Marquez was arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail on charges
of concealing the girls from their parents, lewd and lascivious acts
with at least one of the girls, lewd and lascivious acts while acting
as the girls' caretaker and willful cruelty to at least one of the
Jose Faxas Sentencing delays in sexual assault and spousal abuse case.
The sentencing of a Bakersfield man in a sexual assault case was delayed
Monday by his request to withdraw his plea bargain. But Ricardo Jose
Faxas may also decide to stick with the plea bargain, said defense
attorney Rod Williams, who joined the case Monday.
A decision is expected at an Aug. 25 hearing. Faxas now contends he
pleaded no contest to sexual assault and spousal abuse while sick
and under pressure and that he didn't make an informed decision. A
judge must approve any scrapping of the plea bargain. Faxas, 42, faces
a potential prison term of six years under the plea. The case stems
from alleged incidents in 1998 involving his estranged wife. He
was arrested at the border this year after having spent two years
Alvarado Arrested in South Carolina on San Rafael Rape Charge San
Rafael Police say a man suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl in
his Novato apartment has been apprehended in South Carolina. Police
say Juan Alvarado, 25, tried to flee a house and claimed that
he was Juan Mendez when arrested. But police had to look no further
than the suspect's chest for identification, where he had Alvarado
tattooed. Alvarado is charged with rape, unlawful sex with a minor,
false imprisonment, and domestic violence.
California Hispanics kidnap their brides and take them to Mexico
Susana Sixtos, 15, of Stockton was allegedly abducted by her cousin
Aniceto Sixtos, 22, and taken to Southern California. San Joaquin
County Sheriff's Office investigators spoke a few days ago to the
girl, now in Mexico, and were told she wants to stay there to
Three days after Susana Sixtos was taken, Miguel Higuera, 27,
and a friend allegedly threw Erika Cruz, 15, of Lodi into a van and
sped off. Family members say Higuera and Cruz are heading toward
Mexico to meet with Cruz's mother, who lives there, so Higuera
can ask for the girl's hand in marriage.
"In most of the cases that I hear about, the guys kidnap them," Kosan
said, "and have sex with the girl." While some of the men have intentions
of marrying, she said, most girls are raped and deserted. That
means the girls lose the virginity that within their culture is "a
commodity that must be valued," she said, adding that even in cases
of rape, for some a girl who is not a virgin brings shame on her family
and community. "If (the father) believes, 'Oh, my daughter has been
dishonored,' that's dishonoring the whole family," Kosan said. "There
have been cases where they prefer that she get married than see their
daughter stay like that, ruined, because that's how they see it."
Released of Hispanic Cupertino Sexual Assault Suspect
SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT CUPERTINO - Santa Clara County Sheriff's
Office investigators today released a sketch of a suspect wanted in
connection with a sexual assault at Vallco Shopping Center in Cupertino.
Authorities say the assault occurred at approximately 9 p.m. on Aug.
1. as the 19- year-old female victim was walking to her car.
The suspect approached and told the victim he had a gun, while simulating
a weapon in his pocket. He then forced the victim to drive him to
several locations where he sexually assaulted her.
The suspect got out of the victim's light colored Toyota Sport Utility
Vehicle near Stevens Creek Boulevard and Wolfe Road at about 11:45
p.m. and was last seen walking eastbound on Stevens Creek Boulevard.
The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male approximately
23 years old. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately
150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing
a lightweight ``Raiders'' jacket, tan pants, a ribbed tank top and
a black nylon covering his hair. Anyone with information about this
case is asked to call Sgt. Karen Burgess at (408) 867-9715 ext. 7321
or Sgt. Jamie Evans at (408) 299- 2211.
woman said they were both raped by a Hispanic male they called ``Chico.''
Vacaville Man Arrested on Multiple Rape Charges BCN63 -RAPE
ARREST VACAVILLE (BCN) Vacaville police arrested a man this morning
in connection with the rape of two women on Monday. Sgt. Randy Weaver
said officers were called to a residence on the north side of town
on Monday, where two woman said they were both raped by a Hispanic
male they called ``Chico.'' The women were taken to a hospital for
treatment, and further investigation collected some evidence at the
scene. Police served a search warrant at 312 Brown St. at 9:30 a.m.
today and arrested 24-year-old Charles Sanchez. He has been
booked into the Solano County Jail on rape charges. Weaver said the
case is still under investigation, and more arrests are expected.
Tony Alvarado nabbed after getting hit
A Fresno man was arrested Tuesday night after he broke into a home
near Roeding Park and molested a woman and her daughter and
attempted to kidnap an 18-month-old child, Fresno police reported
Wednesday. Sgt. Richard DeJong said Tony Alvarado, 38, was
arrested after he ran from the home, either fell or lay down in the
street and was run over. Alvarado suffered minor injuries and was
treated at University Medical Center and then booked into the Fresno
County Jail on suspicion of sexual battery, child molestation,
attempted kidnapping and being under the influence of drugs.
According to police, Alvarado broke into the home in the 300 block
of North Pacific Avenue, took off his clothes and fondled a woman
and her daughter before the woman's husband surprised him and
attempted to hold him for police. Officers said Alvarado broke free,
grabbed the 18-month-old child and tried to run out the house, but
the father took the child back. Alvarado was lying on his stomach
in the middle of the road when he was run over by the car, whose driver
did not stop.
Gaytan Sanchez Sentenced For Attempted Murder of common-law wife
The Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office said a Watsonville
man was sentenced today in Santa Cruz County Superior Court to two
life terms for trying to murder his common-law wife early last year.
Assistant District Attorney David Rabow said Ramon Gaytan Sanchez,
32, would not be eligible for parole for approximately 40 years. Rabow
said Sanchez was convicted of shooting his former partner in the
face in February of last year, in the same room where the couple's
children were sleeping, because she refused to resume their relationship.
She ran from the room and into a neighbor's yard while her roommate
dialed 911. Sanchez confronted the roommate with his gun, according
to Rabow, and forced her to stop making the call. The roommate fled
the house, and Sanchez followed outside to pursue his victim. They
struggled with the gun, and another shot was fired into the air.
When Watsonville police arrived on the scene they found Sanchez a
short distance away with a cut to his neck, where he had apparently
attempted to cut his own throat. According to Rabow, he told police
he had planned to kill his former partner and himself. Sanchez was
convicted of attempted premeditated murder, two counts of assault
with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and other felony charges
and special allegations.
Jose Teacher Suspected of Molestation Arrested BCN30 -DUARTE
ARRESTED SAN JOSE (BCN) A San Jose fifth grade teacher wanted on child
molestation charges has been arrested in New Mexico. Police have been
searching for Mario Otilio Duarte, 49, since July. He allegedly
molested five female students between the ages of 10 and 11
at San Jose's Ann Darling Elementary School where he worked from September
1998 through June of this year.
Duarte was arrested on August 2 in Tucumcari, New Mexico after
a routine traffic stop along Interstate 40. He is currently being
held in New Mexico and awaiting extradition to San Jose. Police are
continuing to search for possible additional victims in the case.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective
Connie Solma at (408) 277-4102. JasonBennert420p8/03/00
Jose Police Say Hispanic Teacher Allegedly Molested Fifth-grade girls
The San Jose Police Department today reports at least five
fifthgrade students have allegedly been molested by a teacher at Ann
Darling Elementary school since the 1998 school year. Sgt. Steve Dixon
said the June 13 investigation to date has uncovered five victims,
all girls ages 10 and 11, who police say were molested in Mario
Otilio Duarte's fifth grade classroom between Sept. 1998 and June
Dixon said because of the predatory nature of the suspect's actions,
police believe there are other victims that have not yet come forward.
Dixon said the police department's efforts to arrest the 49-yearold
suspect have been unsuccessful and a no-bail warrant has been issued.
Duarte is described as a Hispanic male with black hair and
brown eyes, 5 feet and 11 inches tall, and 204 pounds. Dixon said
the suspect is known to use several aliases including Mario Duarte
Cifuentes, M. Otillo Duarte, Pedro Escamilla Jr., Pedro Villa Escamilla
and Mario Rojas Fuentes.
Anyone with information helpful in locating Duarte or in locating
any additional victims is asked to call the San Jose Police Department
Child Exploitation Detail at (408) 277-4102 or Crimestoppers at (408)
Peral held in gay sex assault on boy TURLOCK -- Police arrested
a Livingston man Thursday night in connection with the kidnap and
sexual assault of an 11-year- old Turlock boy. Peral, described as
the brother of a friend of the boy's family, drove the boy to an orange
grove outside of town and sodomized him.
Stalker shoots Gabriela Garcia, then turns gun on self
DELANO — A man and woman were in very critical condition late Tuesday
after the man reportedly shot the woman at least twice and then turned
the gun on himself.
Family members said the man had been stalking Delano resident Gabriela
Garcia, 22, after she rebuffed his advances in recent weeks. She was
shot in the chest and abdomen by the man just outside her home on
Garces Highway about 5:05 p.m. Garcia was reported in very critical
condition after surgery at Delano Regional Medical Center late Tuesday.
According to Delano police, the man shot Garcia before shooting himself
in the head. Garcia's cousin Carolina Ayon said she and Garcia were
heading back to their house after checking the mail when the man grabbed
Garcia and pulled her to the side of the house.
She said the man had been stalking Garcia for the past several days.
Ayon said she ran into her home and called the police. "Then I heard
gunshots," Ayon said in a shaky voice.
Delano police Chief Jack Griggs said Garcia and her assailant were
arguing in the parking stall next to the home before the suspect fired.
Ayon said Garcia didn't know the man well. "He wanted to be her boyfriend,
but she didn't want to," Ayon said.
Garcia lived with her cousin and stayed inside the house often because
the man they suspected to be stalking her would drive up and down
the street, according to family members. Police officials couldn't
immediately confirm that the man had been stalking Garcia.
Neighbors who described their neighborhood as being safe were caught
off-guard by the incident. "I heard three shots," neighbor Sal Ornelas
said. Garcia and her assailant were taken to Delano Regional Medical
Center by paramedics with unknown injuries. After initial treatment,
the man was taken to Kern Medical Center for further treatment. He
was in very critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head late
Tuesday. Detectives are investigating the shooting.
boxer faces charges in domestic violence case
Sacramento boxer Diego Corrales, who has a history of domestic
will be arraigned today on charges of felony spousal abuse, assault
of a sawed-off shotgun, prosecutors said Tuesday.