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Carbajal not guilty on three of six counts

Original post made on Feb 16, 2011

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 4:36 PM


Posted by Friend, a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I hope this whole situation resolves soon, so he may be back with his family, begin to repair and make up for the lost time with his children. Pedro is a great person!

Posted by community member, a resident of Cuesta Park
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 Blossom Valley
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 Kawasaki, a resident of Castro City
on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Im happy for the result of the case!! There was no way these young women were telling the truth.

Posted by Frances, a resident of Blossom Valley
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 Nicole, a resident of another community
on Feb 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Yay finally this night mare us going to be over! Cheers for Pedro and his family, we love you

Posted by Observer, a resident of Blossom Valley
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 Problem, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

You'll never know what goes on behind your neighbors door.

Posted by Martha S, a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Congratulations Pedro for you and your family this is almost over, you are a wonderful person and always participating with your family and the community. En hora buena

Posted by Marco, a resident of Old Mountain View
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 Cuesta Park
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 Old Mountain View
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.

Posted by disagree, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

so by your logic everyone who does good in the community has a secret crime they are making up for and they dont genuinely do it from the heart..... interesting

so if you are sure he had a secret why didnt you come forward and testify????

Posted by AgreeWithDisagree, a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I feel sorry for the girls too- but that doesn't mean I think they are telling the truth.

and seriously! I'm like Pedro, because I help out, and I like to volunteer... so I MUST be hiding a terrible secret that needs to be covered up? Untrue- please don't give good people a bad name.

Posted by Lara, a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Does anyone out there have an update on what happened today? I have heard that the remaining charges have been dismissed....

Posted by follower, a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

remaining charges were dropped

Posted by Andrea Gemmet, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Feb 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

The prosecutor said this afternoon that he has decided not to pursue a second trial on the three molestation charges that the jury was deadlocked on. A story will be posted shortly on

Posted by RU stupid?, a resident of another community
on Sep 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

DAN FEHDERAU is himself a criminal- guilty of racketeering, extortion, fraud on court, subornation of perjury, destruction of evidence, and presenting false evidence, and santa clara county officials public defenders, and judges are co-conspirators to the fact, else he would have been serving a life sentence himself long ago. there is no way a jury would convict anybody who this hell-spawn of santa clara university prosecutes if they knew what kind of terrorist he is.