Man arrested on suspicion of molesting child

Suspect surrendered to Morgan Hill police Jan. 15

Days after Morgan Hill Police posted a photo of a man wanted for multiple counts of molesting a child, the suspect surrendered to local authorities, according to a press release from MHPD.

The suspect, Arturo Rosas Padilla, 57, of Morgan Hill, was booked Jan. 15 at the Morgan Hill Police station on suspicion of six counts of child molestation, according to police. He was transported to Santa Clara County Jail later that day.

Arturo Rosas Padilla

In November 2018, someone reported a suspected sexual assault on a minor to Morgan Hill Police, who identified the suspect as Padilla. An investigation led the district attorney’s office to file multiple charges of sexual assault on a minor against Padilla. The alleged victim in the case is younger than 14, police said.

Morgan Hill Police obtained a felony arrest warrant for Padilla, and on Jan. 11 alerted the public that officers were seeking information about his whereabouts. Local police made multiple attempts to locate Padilla before he surrendered to MHPD on Jan. 15.

Anyone with more information about this case can contact MHPD Det. Chris Woodrow at (669) 253-4895, or the anonymous tip line at (408) 947-7867.

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