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* Daniel Lopez Ponce San Jose Man Arraigned On Child Molestation Charges After Turning Himself In Monday

A 64-year-old man accused of molesting a young girl was formally arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon after turning himself in Monday night, according to authorities.Daniel Lopez Ponce, of San Jose, turned himself in at Santa Clara County Main jail, San Jose police Officer Jermaine Thomas said. Police issued a warrant for his arrest on March 19, 2009 on 12 counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 for offenses stemming from September 2000 to September 2005.If convicted, Ponce could face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, district attorney’s spokeswoman Amy Cornell said.Ponce was featured on Fugitive Watch, a crime-fighting resource founded by Officers Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita.According to a Fugitive Watch press release, Ponce was evading police and living out of his motor home near the El Buen Pastor Church in east San Jose.

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