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Local News Sportswriter Charged With Child Molestation



Facebook Image: Mark Peinado

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Mark Peinado

( Daily Press sportswriter Mark Peinado, 41 was arrested on the evening of August 8th. According to Phil Esbenshade, Supervising Deputy District Attorney for the Crimes Against Children Division in Tulare County, Peinado is being charged with four felony counts of child molestation (California Penal Code Section 288(a)) with special allegations that substantial sexual conduct occurred.

Peinado is currently in custody at Bob Wiley Detention Center with $350,000 bail. The preliminary hearing was set for Tuesday, September 2nd, in Department 3 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, but was continued for a future date.


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