Los Gatos Weekly Times

February 27, 2015

Los Gatos Weekly Times

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1 8 3 www.community-newspapers.com $1.00 Los Gatos woman will run a marathon to challenge Mount Kilimanjaro + 6 Vol. 132, No. 9 Friday, February 27, 2015 An edition of the BY JUDY PETERSON A suspected child molester has been arrested and jailed by Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police, who say the male suspect sexually abused a girl under the age of 14. Police were first alerted to the abuse in January, but they allege the sexual assaults date back to 2007. The suspect is 34-year-old Michael Anthony Maldo- nado. Police described him as a Los Gatos resident who was acquainted with the victim's family. He has reportedly lived in the Bay Area for 10 years. "We began our investigation in January and obtained an arrest warrant for Maldonado on Feb. 2," police Lt. Clint Tada said. "We located him on Feb. 13 in Albu- querque, N.M., and he was arrested there." Tada said the county Department of Family and Chil- dren's Services and the district attorney's office worked on the investigation with the police department. Tada also said Los Gatos-Monte Sereno detectives travelled to Albuquerque to not only arrest Maldonado but to arrange for his extradition. He is incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Maldonado is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old, two counts of GATOS POLICE TRAVEL TO ALBUQUERQUE TO ARREST ALLEGED CHILD MOLESTER Local police also make an arrest in Los Gatos residential burglary case A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH BY CATHY GERTH Dr. Soohoo Specializes in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology and is also on the clinical faculty of Stanford Medical School. She welcomes new patients, as well as former patients to The Menkes Clinic, a state-of-the-art dermatology ofKce. The Menkes Clinic | 650.962.4600 2490 Hospital Drive, Suite 201, Mountain View Adjacent to El Camino Hospital | www.menkesclinic.com Dr. Lillian Soohoo Board CertiAed Dermatologist Los Gatos sophomore Drew Krulevitch drives to the basket in a game last week against Homestead. The Wildcats have earned a trip to the CCS playoffs after a fourth-place finish in league play. MOVIN' ON UP Los Gatos boys, girls basketball teams in CCS Division III playoffs Page 25 Police, page 11

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