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News - May 12, 2010

Ex-supervisor charged with annoying a child

A misdemeanor charge has been filed against the Belle Haven Child Development Center supervisor arrested April 13 for sending unwanted letters and gifts to a 13-year-old girl, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Jose Adalberto Lopez of San Mateo, 55, was charged Thursday, May 6, with annoying a child, a spokesperson with the district attorney's office said.

Mr. Lopez is scheduled to be arraigned May 18. The maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine, one year in prison, or both, according to California Penal Code.

The city has announced Mr. Lopez's pending retirement from the post, effective May 14.

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