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SJPD Arrests Volleyball Coach for Annoying/Molesting a Child & Sexual Battery
Filed under Press Release, on 10/4/2018 5:45:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Annoying/Molest a Child Under 18 Years Old and Sexual Battery CASE NUMBER: 18-276-0496

VICTIM #1: Withheld AGE: 16 Years

VICTIM #2: Withheld AGE: 16 Years

VICTIM #3: Withheld
AGE: 15 Years

SUSPECT: Peter Samonte AGE: 24 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect Peter Samonte


San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) arrested suspect Peter Samonte for Annoying or Molesting a Child under 18 years of age and Sexual Battery. Samonte worked as the head volleyball coach at Independence High School in San Jose.

On October 3, 2018, Independence High School staff contacted the San Jose Police Department to report the suspect’s involvement in the above listed crimes. The investigation revealed that between January 2017 and October 2018, Samonte inappropriately touched the male victims. Samonte was arrested in the City of San Jose and was subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Jail on 3 counts of Annoying or Molesting a Child under 18 years of age (misdemeanor) — 647.6(A) PC and 3 counts of Sexual Battery (misdemeanor)   243.4(a) PC.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Christian Mendoza of the San Jose Police Department’s ICAC/CED Unit at (408) 537-1379.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below.  Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Jason Ta #3265
DATE: 10/4/18 TIME: 5:45 PM DATE: 10/4/18 TIME: 5:45 PM


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