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Man arrested for soliciting sex from minor

San Jose man, 30, met local 16-year-old in chat room

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."

Comments

Posted by Mr. Charles Pappa, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Kudos to the officer for heads up patrolling.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 8, 2011 at 1:37 am

Let us fervently hope that he is dealt with as mercifully as the Mexican authorities would deal with an American caught in a similar position in Mexico.


Posted by @Old Ben, a resident of another community
on Mar 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

You mean he should be able to buy his way out of the situation?


Posted by Old_Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


Posted by ann, a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

bravo to the police officer...excellent ....and thank you


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

I requested that the comment by someone posing as me be taken down. It was an ad hominem attack on the previous poster by some coward hiding behind the handle "Old_Ben." I do not use the underscore.

I stand by my earlier comment.


Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 10, 2011 at 1:07 am

Castration is the answer.


Posted by Eric T., a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I'm not disputing what this man did was crude and disgusting, but I think we all need to be realistic. What was this child doing on an adult party-line looking for hookups? Where was the parental supervision/involvement during all of this? I'm sorry for being cold-hearted but I feel that this crime could have been avoided for this teen if some common sense was used. We can't just blame the offender and turn a blind eye in these situations.


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