A man charged with sexually molesting two young girls at a care facility in Los Gatos, as well as an 18-year-old woman with the mental age of a kindergartner, faces a trial date in early spring of 2014, according to county prosecutors.Waking Adrian Bailey, 34, was arrested June 14, 2012 by Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police and has been charged with 21 counts of sexual crimes against children and the disabled that range from oral copulation, or sexual penetration with a child under the age of 10 or younger to one count of rape of an incapable person—all felonies.
Bailey, in custody at the Santa Clara County Jail on a no-bail warrant, appeared briefly Thursday afternoon in Department 24 of the San Jose Hall of Justice to have Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Risë Jones Pichon hear the case.
"The purpose for the hearing was to set a trial date," Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Murat Ozgur said.
Bailey's defense attorney, Jamie N. Harris, however, was not present as she's in trial.
Bailey is charged with a total of 21 counts of various felonious sexual crimes:
- 2 counts of oral copulation, or sexual penetration with a child 10 years of age or younger
- 9 counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14
- 1 count of lewd act with a child under the age of 14 by force, violence, menace or fear
- 1 count of rape of a victim incapable of giving consent
- 4 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14
- 2 counts of sodomy with a child under the age of 14
- 2 counts of oral copulation with a child under the age of 14
If convicted, he faces multiple life sentences in prison, Ozgur said.
Law enforcement were concerned last year that there could have been more victims.
Bailey had worked with vulnerable children for years, according to prosecutors.
The two young victims lived in the Los Gatos facility, said Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Marisa McKeown.
For four years, until he was put on leave in 2011, Bailey worked as a staff member at Eastfield Ming Quong (EMQ), a facility in Los Gatos which houses children who are dependents of the court and is located at 499 Loma Alta Ave.
In 2009, a 12-year-old girl said that Bailey had come into her room at night and assaulted her, prosecutors said.
As a staff member he worked as a one-on-one counselor with children, played games with them and cared for their basic needs such as changing their bed sheets, prosecutors said.
He was not a teacher or counselor, but he did work on a personal basis with clients. He was the caregiver for both girls who were allegedly molested, McKeown said.
In 2011, a girl at EMQ said that during a period of three years Bailey had molested her in her room.
The victim said that Bailey showed her explicit videos on his iPhone to show her what to do. The girl, who came from multiple foster homes, was between 6 and 8 years old during the crimes.
Bailey also worked at AchieveKids, a facility for the developmentally disabled in San Jose.
In August of 2011, he took an 18-year-old developmentally disabled student to a football game with his wife and children, prosecutors said.
After dropping off his family, he sexually assaulted her. The woman has the mental age of about a 5 or a 6–year-old, prosecutors added.
AchieveKids continued to employ Bailey after learning he was on leave from EMQ, according to prosecutors."You can see that some of the children are very young, as young as 5 years old at the time," Ozgur said.
Bailey entered a not-guilty plea on Aug. 6, 2012. The delay in the case's prosecution has been caused by the defense's request for time to prepare for trial.
Calls and emails to Harris were not immediately returned by the time of this posting.
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