A San Jose man was arrested for molesting a local 16-year-old boy and soliciting him to engage in lewd and sexual behavior Sunday night, police said.
The man, identified as 30-year-old Ismael Garcia, apparently met the boy online, and exchanged phone numbers and text messages before first meeting with the victim on March 4, when he allegedly molested the boy, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie.
According to an incomplete police report, Garcia was allegedly planning to molest the 16-year-old again in his car, which the arresting officer discovered parked near Fair Oaks Street and Stanford Avenue, shortly before 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.
In an e-mail, Wylie wrote that the officer first approached the car and spoke with Garcia, who was in the drivers' seat; the boy sat in the passengers' seat. The officer determined that they were not related and concluded that there was no reason for the two to be together so late at night.
In the investigation that followed, according to the report, the officer discovered that the two had met in a chat room and had met in person on March 4 at the boy's home in Mountain View, "which resulted in Garcia molesting the victim."
On March 6, the two had arranged to meet again in Mountain View, according to Wylie. Garcia apparently picked the boy up at his home in and took him to the location where they were discovered by the officer.
According to the report, the officer arrived on the scene before a second molestation could occur.
Garcia was booked into Main Jail in San Jose, Wylie wrote, on a felony charge of "arranging a meeting with a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior" and "a misdemeanor charge of molesting or annoying a child."