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Menlo Park: Newark man arrested for sexual assault following incidents at Ace Hardware

Original post made on Jul 4, 2020

A 27-year-old Newark man was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly sexually assaulting two Menlo Park women at Ace Hardware, according to Menlo Park police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10:51 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 4, 2020 at 11:02 am

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Posted by Wendyb
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm

I want to congratulate the Almanac for adhering to the long-standing ‘innocent until proven guilty’ policy of jurisprudence in our country. Not naming the possible perpetrator until a court of law finds them guilty is the right thing to do.

Posted by Ummm
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:12 pm

"The San Mateo County Jail declined to accept him for booking due to the coronavirus pandemic, and he was issued a notice to appear and released."

Anyone else concerned that this guy was released with only a notice?

Posted by pearl - registered commenter
a resident of another community
on Jul 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm

It's unfortunate the Sheriff's Office can't set aside a section of the jail for housing possible COVID-19 inmates. Guaranteed, this guy is going to offend again - it's a sickness, a way of life. Did anyone check to see if he is a registered sex offender? And, he was released from the field on his written promise to appear in court. Is he a good risk? Will he show up? Hope the Almanac follows up on this case and keeps us posted. It's pretty frightening to know you can't go shopping at a downtown hardware store in the middle of the day, and have to worry about the possibility of being groped!

Posted by Sir Topham Hatt
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 6, 2020 at 10:29 pm

What an insult to these victims. Basically being told their trauma is meaningless compared to the rights of this prevert.

Posted by just curious
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm

I'd like to know what you have to do to get placed in custody at least until your arraigned

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