For release on May 12, 2016   CONTACT:
Jonathan Beardsley, Deputy District Attorney
Sexual Assault Unit
(408) 792-2890   COUNTY JAIL GUARD CHARGED WITH CHILD MOLESTATION   A Santa Clara County correctional deputy has been charged with molesting a young girl.
Anthony Felix Diaz, 33, was arrested earlier this week on two felony child molestation charges that stem from incidents four years ago when he was off-duty. If convicted, he faces a substantial prison sentence.
Diaz is expected to be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. in Department 23 of the Hall of Justice in San Jose.   Said prosecutor Jonathan Beardsley: “Child molestation cases involve the most vulnerable victims. It is especially tragic when someone violates the trust of a child and the public.”
The arrest Monday by San Jose Police Department and the charges stem from a child molestation involving the daughter of a woman he was living with in San Jose in 2012. The defendant was also charged with misdemeanor child endangerment for a 2016 incident involving another child.   # # #

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