Registered sex offender seized for molesting 6-year-old

Livermore police arrest Sunnyvale man who served 8 years in prison

A Sunnyvale sex offender who served eight years in prison for sexual abuse of a child in 1989 has been arrested in Livermore for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl, a police spokesman said.

Detectives arrested 71-year-old registered sex offender Jesus Vega Jr. as a result of a sexual abuse investigation that began on Jan. 18, Livermore police Officer Steve Goard said.

The investigation determined that Vega allegedly molested a young girl at least three times over a three-month period, according to Goard. He said Vega was a family friend of the victim.

Livermore police detectives concluded their investigation and presented their findings to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office on Jan. 23. The district attorney subsequently sought a warrant for Vega's arrest.

Police arrested Vega at about 4:30 p.m. that same day and took him into custody without incident.

Vega was booked into Santa Rita Jail and is being held without bail, Goard said.

His next court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 13 at the Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice in Pleasanton.

While the Livermore Police Department does not believe there are additional victims in the case, the department is encouraging anyone with more information to contact police at (925) 294-7531. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may do so.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Fair is Fair
a resident of Mission Park
on Jan 31, 2014 at 8:30 am

So I searched for "Vega, Jesus" on the Megan's Law website and found him in 5 seconds... picture included. Let this be a lesson that if any of us are thinking about leaving our children alone with a new "friend," it only takes a few minutes on a website to see if that friend is a registered sex offender.

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Posted by enough already
a resident of another community
on Jan 31, 2014 at 9:18 am

Sex offenders CANNOT be rehabilitated. They ALWAYS continue to molest, no matter how much time they are locked up. They need to be locked up for life or simply killed.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:57 am

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Tragic. Hopefully the child will receive the help that he/she will need. It takes time and enormous patience.

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Posted by Valigator
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:19 am

Only 35% of us access the registry. Those who DO access the registry have implemented at least two additional safety measures in either their homes and or lifestyles. The general public has no concept of the Truly dangerous people in our neighborhoods. Sex offenders are opportunist, they offend out of opportunity. Their compulsions are such that they will decimate their own families, their reputations, their jobs and or their freedoms. Sex offenders are the only classification of criminals who get MORE dangerous the further out from their original convictions. NEVER EVER allow these people into your world.

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