FROM:
Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer   CONTACT PERSON(S):
Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer
(408) 792-2997   Lt. Phil Cooke, Santa Clara Police Department
(408) 615-4865   For release on July 31, 2009   VOLUNTEER SECURITY GUARD AT SOCCER GAMES CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES INVOLVING A CHILD   75-year old Thomas Anderson of San Jose was arrested on Friday, July 24th and charged with eight counts of lewd or lascivious act on a child under fourteen. During this year and last year’s soccer seasons, Anderson has been a volunteer security guard for two professional soccer teams in Santa Clara County. While at a soccer game earlier this month, two witnesses reported seeing Anderson acting inappropriately with a child. Anderson’s work with area soccer teams spans the last two decades.   Anderson was arraigned on Wednesday, July 29th, and will be back in court on Monday, August 3rd at 2:00pm in Department 23 for plea entry.   If anyone has any information about this case, or thinks they may have been a victim of Mr. Anderson, please contact Detective Sergeant Daniel Moreno at the Santa Clara Police Department (408) 615-4813.    ###

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