Carbajal not guilty on three of six counts Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Feb 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm
The jury in the child molestation trial of Pedro Carbajal declared the former Mountain View soccer coach not guilty on three of the six counts facing him, but they deadlocked on the remaining three charges. Superior Court Judge Griffin M. J. Bonini declared a mistrial on those counts.
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Posted by community member, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Feb 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm
i agree with the above statement. imagine being away in jail for 2 years for something you didnt do....i hope he keeps his faith for the last few days until he is reunited with everyone who has supported him since day 1
Posted by friend, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Feb 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm
I agree with both statements . He is a great guy. Kind,a true friend,and a rock to lean on. He has kept his faith all through this ordeal. I hope he gets to go home soon and see his family. He has to get his life back.
Posted by Frances, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:52 am
My heart goes out to Pedro and his family and wish them the best. I believe a young girl made a mistatement about Pedro and it escalated beyond her control with police envolement. The three sisters felt they had no recourse but to continue the false story.
Posted by Observer, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm
This is why there so many sex offenders out there. When a person comes forward, instead of really trying to understand what actually happened, people go out of their way supporting the alledged pedophile. Sad but true!
Posted by Marco, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm
I have known Pedro all of my life. Do NOT believe all of these lies that these 3 girls have made up simply for publicity. It's complete [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]. Maybe now those [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language] will realize what they have caused. They have ruined Pedro's life and job all because they wanted a little fame. Hopefully Pedro gets compensated for all the wasted time he spent in prison as an innocent man and hopefully his life will get back to a normal and peaceful one as it was before this catastrophe ever happened.
Posted by follower of the story, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Feb 18, 2011 at 12:54 am
observer from blossom valley - you are pretty much saying that all people accused of some sort of sexual assault are automatically guilty. what if you, like pedro, were blindsided by an accusation such as this for something you didnt commit? do you think it is fair that this man was behind bars, away from his family and losing his job for 2 years? what if that was the case for you - i am sure you wouldnt be so quick to judge....
i have no bias and no connection to either the accused or the accusers, but i have been following this story. based on the evidence, the support and the fact that a unanimous decision was obtained by all jurors - i think that you should learn the facts before passing judgement. I am not saying i know everything that happened, as i was not there during the trial - which is why i am not going to pass judgement or come up with some sly remark regarding something i am not well informed in. I am just happy that his peers found him innocent and wish him the best as he tries to rebuild his life and regain what he has lost in the last 700 plus days.
Posted by sarah, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Feb 23, 2011 at 10:57 am
I too have know Pedro and he has a secret that he isn't sharing. People like Pedro usually position themselves in the community, befriend everyone and make them all believe that they are a good person. I believe that Pedro committed these crimes, but has been trying to make up for his wrong doing by helping out at church, by coaching soccer, by volunteering at the police station.
Like I said, Pedro has a secret that he isn't telling and he just got away with it. It saddens me. I feel for those three girls. Truly.