San Jose Little League Coach Arrested for Alleged Sex Crimes. 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).
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