Posted by Chad, a resident of another community, on Mar 17, 2009 at 8:23 pm
I know Pedro and his family. I know who the accusers are. There is much more to this case than the point you are making, USA.
Yes, pedophiles will try to get close to children. In almost every case, a pedophile will favor one sex only, though. In this case, Pedro is accused of sex crimes against 3 female extended family members. Not boys.
There are no girls on any of Pedro's teams. I distintly remember one day at Soccer practice. There were 6 girls there to play soccer, between the ages of 9 and 11. There were almost enough for a full team. Pedro refused to coach them because he is a man. He also refused to allow any other male to coach them. He attempted to recruit a female coach and was unsuccessful. The team was not created because he distinctly understood the problems inherent to coaching young girls. Seems to me that he would have jumped at that "opportunity" if he was a pedophile.
Now, I'm not saying he's innocent and I'm not saying he's guilty. He hasn't entered a plea and we simply don't know.
I'm very happy to see this community reach out to him. This is about his wife and their five children. Regardless of his innocence of his guilt, Pedro's family deserves and needs our support.
I was one of those friends in the courtroom that day. The entire community of people there are focused on helping the family, as well as the truth, no matter what it is. If he is guilty, we will find out and he will pay the price. If he is not, we will rally around him to help him re-establish himself in this community.
This article was a great help toward that. To take it one step further, I'm including the Bank account number if you'd like to make a donation.
I was and continue to be amazed at the love of the people in this community.
If you'd like to contact me, feel free.
The Reyes Family Children Fund
Heritage Bank of Commerce
175 E. El Camino Real
Account Number: 121142287 243003027