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SJPD Arrests Little League Baseball Coach for Sex Crimes
Filed under Press Release, on 4/27/2020 5:25:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a child under the age of 14, Annoying or Molesting a child under the age of 18, and Indecent Exposure CASE NUMBER: 20-115-0586

VICTIM: Withheld AGE: Under 14 Years

SUSPECT: Manuel Anthony Souza AGE: 51 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect Manuel Anthony Souza


San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) arrested suspect Manuel Anthony Souza for sex crimes involving a child under the age of 18.

On April 24, 2020, the San Jose Police Department received information that suspect Manuel Souza engaged in inappropriate behavior with a child under the age of 14. The suspect is a baseball coach for Santa Teresa Little League in San Jose.  The investigation revealed Souza engaged in inappropriate behavior with the victim from March 2019, to March, 2020. The incidents occurred in San Jose.

On April 24, 2020, detectives obtained a felony arrest warrant for Souza. He was taken into custody at his residence in San Jose by the San Jose Police Department's Violent Crimes Enforcement Team and subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Jail for Lewd or Lascivious Acts Upon a child under the age of 14 (felony) - Penal Code 288(a), Annoying or Molesting a child under the age of 18 (misdemeanor) - Penal Code 647.6(a)(1), and Indecent Exposure (misdemeanor) - Penal Code 314(1).

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Chris McTiernan of the San Jose Police Department’s ICAC/CED Unit at 408-273-2959.

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: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brain Anderson #3459
DATE: 4/27/2020 TIME: 5:00 PM DATE: 4/27/2020 TIME: 5:00 PM


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