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Eric Michael Renz child care aide was arrested allegedly kissing and inappropriately touching an elementary school girl in San Mateo

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An after-school child care aide was arrested Friday for allegedly kissing and inappropriately touching an elementary school girl in San Mateo earlier this month, police and school district officials said today. Eric Michael Renz, 20, was booked into San Mateo County Jail on charges of committing lewd acts on a child under 14 and child annoyance, according to a joint press release issued by San Mateo police and the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

Renz is accused of befriending and violating the elementary school girl late on the afternoon of Oct. 18 at Horrall Elementary School, located at 949 Ocean View Ave. in the city’s Shoreview area. Renz was taken into custody at his Millbrae home without incident on Friday, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Renz was being held on $100,000 bail but was released from jail at 11:48 p.m. Friday after posting bail. Renz will be arraigned on Dec. 5 at 9 a.m., Wagstaffe said. The report has been handed over the district attorney’s office, he said. Police and the school district are working together to determine if there are any additional victims.

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  • San Mateo County News by Michael Stogner posted on Facebook that according to the DA, the case was assigned to Judge Lisa Novak for trial. The trial was conducted and at the conclusion Judge Novak found Mr. Renz not guilty Counts I and II 288(A) felony lewd act with a child and found him guilty Count III 311.11(A) felony possession of child pornography. The case was continued to May 8,2015 9:00 for receipt of the pre-sentence report and for imposition of sentence. Judge Novak will be the sentencing judge…. Is this not true?

  • This is so stupid. The video proof they have is a blurry iphone video of him sitting next to a girl, THAT’S IT. I understand that accusations like this are to be taken very seriously, but I don’t think you realize how badly you’re ruining the guys life. I understand that after you have a valid accusation, and are able to make a valid arrest then you can post whatever you want in these news articles, however right now you haven no proof. You have no right to go ahead and wreck somebody’s life like this, simply for being a suspect. I hope that this man is properly compensated for all this stress they have, and until you bring some legit proof besides a crappy video, you are considered nothing more than vile sheep. Learn to think for yourself, don’t just assume all are guilty until proven innocent. You’re all rushing to condemn a man whom NO charges have been laid against yet. Condemn him after proof has been found.

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