Man arrested for sexually assaulting Gilroy teen


Jason Mendoza was arrested on December 1st in a McDonalds parking lot and charged with committing sex acts on a child and committing a crime while released on bail for other charges.

Police say on November 30th, 2009, a Gilroy High School counselor reported a possible sexual assault to police. Further investigation revealed that the victim had known Mendoza for a few years and at some point agreed to go with him to his apartment. While at the apartment, the suspect gave him alcoholic drinks and sexually assaulted him.

Mendoza was booked into the Santa Clara County jail.

Anyone who has information regarding this sexual assault or believes they may also have been victimized, is encouraged to contact Morgan Hill Police Department at 408-779-2101 or the anonymous tip line at 408-947-STOP (7867).

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