A 56-year-old Foster City man who lives next to a school has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing two young girls in his family, according to an article posted on The Lagonian on Tuesday.
Geoffrey Baggett, who was arrested in Foster City on July 18 on a warrant issued two days earlier, is charged with 22 felony counts of sexual abuse of minors, one count of providing marijuana to a minor and one count of dissuading a witness who is the victim of a crime, The Lagonian reported.
Baggett, who lives in a housing complex adjacent to , was denied bail at a July 19 hearing. He pleaded not guilty to all counts on Aug. 8.
There were two victims in the case, both family members, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti. His arrest came after other family members notified police, she said.
The suspected abuse of one girl started when she was 7 years old in 2000 and ended when she was 15 years old in 2009. The other victim, a 9-year-old girl, was abused in April of this year, said Guidotti. The abuse allegedly occurred in Baggett's Foster City home.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28. He faces a potential life sentence if convicted.
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