Father of murder suspect convicted of molestation
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The father of a man accused in the disappearance of a 15-year-old Northern California girl has been convicted of sexually molesting a younger female relative.
Prosecutors say 51-year-old Genaro Garcia Fernandez repeatedly raped his relative beginning when she was 7 years old. A jury in Morgan Hill on Wednesday found guilty of 17 counts. He faces a life sentence.
The San Jose Mercury News reports the molestations took place in the same San Martin home where his 21-year-old son Antolin Garcia-Torres grew up. His son has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the disappearance of Sierra LaMar.
The younger Garcia-Torres is being held without bail pending trial. The Morgan Hill teenager went missing in March and her body was never found.
Authorities say the girl's DNA was found in his car.
SAN MATEO (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against the man accused of assaulting a 9-year-old girl at a San Mateo school before kidnapping her.
Twenty-five-year-old Bradley Mrozek appeared in court on Tuesday, but did not enter a plea. He is facing felony kidnapping and child molestation charges.
Authorities say Mrozek came up behind the girl while she was washing her hands in a restroom at Parkside Elementary, groped her and put his hand over her mouth. He then allegedly carried her off campus.
The girl had left her classroom to go to the bathroom. Authorities say she managed to escape and run back to campus after walking with Mrozek two blocks to a house.
Mrozek is also facing charges that he verbally harassed two 12-year-old girls and gave vodka to two boys at another San Mateo school earlier in the day.
Overnight RV ban on many San Francisco streets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors have approved a large-vehicle overnight parking ban on many San Francisco streets.
Recreational vehicles, campers, buses and commercial trucks cannot park between midnight to 6 a.m. on streets near the beach and Golden Gate Park and places like the Bayview district, Dogpatch and Potrero Hill.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the ordinance is in response to resident complaints about super-sized vehicles clogging their neighborhoods.
The ordinance, which was approved Tuesday on a 7-4 vote, only affects areas where the oversize vehicles have been a problem.