The Mountain View soccer coach and community leader arrested on molestation charges will be transported to the Palo Alto court today for an arraignment.
Pedro Carbajal is charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14, two counts of lewd or lascivious acts against a child under 14 and one count of lascivious acts against a child by force, violence, duress, menace and fear, according to the District Attorney's Office spokesperson Amy Cornell.
Carbajal is currently at the main jail in San Jose, and today will be his first court appearance. He is scheduled to appear at 1:30 p.m.
Mountain View police arrested Carbajal, 33, on Friday, Feb. 27 for alleged crimes against three female extended family members five to 10 years ago.
Police started investigating the case last month after receiving a tip from a confidante of one of the alleged victims. All three of the alleged victims were between the ages of 7 and 9, and police say the confidante came forward as soon as she heard about the alleged crime. After receiving the tip, police say they found two other victims, both extended family members of Carbajal.
Carbajal has been an active volunteer with community youth, working with local schools and coaching a soccer team for at-risk boys in an effort to keep them away from gangs. The Mountain View Police Activities League had sponsored the team after a Voice story about Carbajal and his players. Last summer, police Chief Scott Vermeer traveled with Carbajal and the team to the Central Valley for a tournament.
Police spokesperson Liz Wylie said the case is still under investigation, but that police have no reason to believe Carbajal's players were victims of sexual misconduct. Counseling is being provided to the players and Carbajal's five children.
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