Though they didn’t place online ads or handle money, none did anything to stop the abuse, prosecutors allege.San Luis Obispo police officers found the teen alone in the hotel room on July 28 after being contacted by the Manteca Police Department about a missing teenager who possibly was being prostituted. John Bledsoe said at the time that officers found the girl shaking and crying hysterically inside the room.Detectives used a ruse to set up a meeting with Cox and arrested him when he arrived at the meeting location.Since his arrest, police detectives have interviewed witnesses, collected evidence and looked for other victims.Two Chico residents and two teens from Manteca each will face trial for allegedly trafficking a 15-year-old girl from her Manteca home to various Central Coast locales before pimping her out of a San Luis Obispo motel, a judge ruled Wednesday.Brianna Day Morales and Fabio Bettencourt Silveira, both 20, of Chico; and Elijah Joel Wolfson, 19, of Manteca, have pleaded not guilty to felony human trafficking charges.California was the last of three states — including Alabama and Arkansas — to restrict Kohut’s privileges.Kohut faces 11 felonies in connection with raping, sodomizing and abusing children sexually.
“He has a specific desire to have sex with a mother and a daughter,” Moore wrote.
An amended complaint filed Friday added two felonies in connection with sexual acts with a child some time between Jan. Those charges stem from allegations of sexual acts with a 16 year old.
Ages and information about the third and fourth child were not included in court documents.
SANTA CRUZ – The Medical Board of California suspended Santa Cruz brain surgeon James Kohut’s medical license Monday amid allegations that he and two nurses raped children and recorded the acts in Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz County Superior Court ordered the hold on Kohut’s medical privileges.