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Foster City Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Girls Faces Life in Prison

Geoffrey Baggett has pleaded not guilty to more than 20 felony counts of sexual abuse of minors.

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.

Read the full story on The Lagonian.

 

UFC September 06, 2012 at 06:59 PM
We. as parents. have the responsibility of protecting and communicating with our children. Sick acts like this should not be allowed to happen for 8 years without the perpetrator getting caught or being sent to prison. I pray for the young girls who were abused by someone in their own family. With this and the Justin Shing thing, I know I will keep an even closer eye on the lives of my kids and protect them from any situations like this. I think it's time for Foster City officials to take a closer look at their awareness programs to educate the community and our children of sexual predators and the signs to look out for with our kids. According to the Megan's Law Registered Sex offender lookup, there are 7 people who live in the 94404 zip code. It's scary to think there's probably a lot more out there. http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/disclaimer.aspx?lang=ENGLISH

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