The teacher, identified as Santa Clara resident Bryan Rios, was arrested in late November on charges of forced sodomy and oral copulation against women he knew. But early last month, officials at Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office declined to prosecute Rios over concerns about "insufficient evidence," according to a spokesman.
The case against Rios is ongoing, said Capt. Wahid Kazem of Santa Clara Police Department, which is leading the investigation. Last month, the department publicly urged any potential additional victims to come forward and speak with their investigators.
"We have plenty of time under the statute of limitations," Kazem said. "We'll follow the steps and keep investigating the case."
A second investigation is also still underway at the Mountain View Whisman School District, said Superintendant Ayinde Rudolph. The school district placed Rios on administrative leave in early November, which remains in effect.
Murder case plea hearing continued
A 45-year-old man suspected of killing a man in a brutal attack in downtown Mountain View in November is due to appear in court for a plea proceeding in early March.
Jan Neal, whose address is listed in Palo Alto but was originally identified as a Marin resident, remains in custody after Mountain View police arrested him for violently attacking a man with patio furniture and a bicycle in the plaza in front of the Center for Performing Arts in November. The victim was taken to Stanford Hospital with severe head injuries, and was pronounced dead the next day.
Neal appeared in court on Tuesday, Jan. 23, for a plea proceeding, which was continued to March 3, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
The downtown attack marks the first homicide reported in Mountain View since 2014.
Woman accosted by ex-husband at Alberto's
A 34-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested early Saturday after he had allegedly grabbed his ex-wife at Alberto's Night Club in downtown Mountain View, yelled at her and tried to push her into a nearby car.
Police say that the man approached his ex-wife, a 33-year-old Santa Cruz woman who was at the club with friends, at around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 20. The man reportedly found her inside the club and yelled at her to leave, grabbing her arm and pulling her towards an alleyway adjacent to the club when she refused, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
During the altercation, the man began pulling her towards a car and tried to push her inside, Nelson said.
A friend of the victim called police, who found the suspect was still trying to pull the victim away when officers arrived, Nelson said. He allegedly resisted officers' instructions and refused to sit down.
The man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, false imprisonment, violation of a court order and resisting arrest. He was transported to Santa Clara County jail with a bail set at $131,000.
MV resident identified in Caltrain fatality
The first person fatally struck by a Caltrain in 2018 on Wednesday night has been identified as Mountain View resident Diane Harmon, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.
The 57-year-old woman was struck by a train along the northbound tracks near Rengstorff Avenue and Central Expressway in Mountain View around 8:15 p.m.
About 300 people were onboard the train at the time. No one aboard was injured, Caltrain officials said.
The death halted service in both directions in the immediate area.
The cause of the collision has yet to be determined.
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