Police said they arrested a Mountain View resident Tuesday morning on charges of molestation after his alleged 11-year-old victim confided in her parents that she had been sexually abused by him.
Victor Cerarico, 31, was renting a room from the girl's family on the 1700 block of Latham Street when the crime occurred, according to police spokesperson Liz Wylie. The girl told police that Cerarico had touched her inappropriately, Wylie said.
San Jose police also had a warrant out for Cerarico on a drug violation, Wylie said. He was charged with lewd and lascivious acts and was served the outstanding warrant during his arrest on Tuesday.
The case has no connection with that of Pedro Carbajal, a local community leader arrested last month on molestation charges.