The man charged with kidnapping and murdering 15-year-old Sierra LaMar last year will appear in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose Tuesday in a case fraught with pretrial delays.
Morgan Hill police have found evidence that a former YMCA child care worker may have sexually abused two more victims, bringing the total number of potential victims in the case to four, a police captain said Tuesday.
Morgan Hill police arrested on Saturday three juveniles in the Friday night rape and burglary of a 40-year-old woman.
Morgan Hill police are investigating photos of children found on the cellphone of a former YMCA childcare aide charged Wednesday in connection with sex crimes related to two children, a police spokesman said.
A child care worker for the YMCA in Morgan Hill was arrested after a 6-year-old girl alleged that he forced her to engage in a sexual act last week, Morgan Hill police said.
A grass and brush fire that burned about 50 acres in far southeastern San Jose west of Morgan Hill on Friday is about 70 percent contained, a Cal Fire spokesman said.
Alameda County fire crews were fighting a vegetation fire near Lake Chabot Regional Park that was burning up a ridge toward homes. Meanwhile, firefighters in Santa Clara County were battling another fire that destroyed a house near the Uvas Reservoir before spreading to nearby vegetation.
A Morgan Hill man was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child.
A Morgan preschool teacher is facing jail time after pleading no contest to slipping sleeping pills in toddlers’ water cups.
A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Thursday again postponed a plea hearing for the defendant in the Sierra LaMar kidnapping and murder case after the defense said it could not access some digital copies of evidence.