Former aide at San Carlos elementary school rearrested after 3rd victim comes forward

Bay City News
Sunday, December 3, 2017
(Shutterstock file)
Shutterstock file

SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- A former after-school aide at a San Carlos elementary school who's suspected of touching two young girls inappropriately was rearrested Thursday after a third victim came forward, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said.

Hoang Tran, 19, of Emerald Hills, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. and booked into the county jail on $100,000 bail.

He was arrested for the first time Monday.

Detectives began investigating Tran in September after a 6-year-old girl alleged that Tran had inappropriately touched her while he worked as a program aide in the after-school program at Brittan Acres Elementary School.

After the disclosure, officials at the school at 2000 Belle Ave. placed Tran on leave. He did not return to the position and was released as an employee by the San Carlos School District, sheriff's officials said.

During the investigation, a 7-year-old girl also came forward and said Tran had allegedly inappropriately touched her at some point in the beginning of the school year, according to the sheriff's office.

The latest victim was 6 years old. San Mateo County sheriff's officials said Tran was arrested both times on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.