Former San Jose Community Worker Accused of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Girls

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Ex-San Jose Community Worker Accused of Multiple Child Sexual Assaults

Ex-San Jose Community Worker Accused of Multiple Child Sexual Assaults

Mar 30, 2023

A former San Jose community worker has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting multiple minors over the course of several years, according to police officials.

Gilberto Nevarez, 33, an ex-community activity worker for the city, was arrested last Wednesday after a juvenile came forward and reported that they were sexually assaulted by the suspect over the course of several years.

“On March 21, the San Jose Police Department received reports of a juvenile survivor being sexually assaulted by the suspect for several years… He is no longer employed by the city,” officials said.

“We are deeply saddened and concerned by this recent news and extend our sympathies to the survivors and their families,” the San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department added in a statement.

Nevarez was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail March 22 on multiple counts of sexual assault related to the initial survivor’s report as well as possible crimes against additional child survivors. Authorities reportedly located other girls ranging in age from six to 13 years old who are believed to have been victimized by Nevarez.

San Jose police Sergeant Jorge Garibay said authorities have identified at least three female survivors. He added that the alleged sexual assaults happened at a residence in San Jose and that Nevarez knew the girls, according to a report from NBC Bay Area.

Same survivors victimized over a period of several years,” Garibay said.

According to a report from Fox KTVU, court documents indicate that the alleged child sexual abuse began as early as July 2013.

Nevarez, who was previously employed as a community activity worker for San Jose, reportedly faces multiple counts of sexual assault involving numerous minors. Those charges have sentences ranging from 15 years to life in prison.

Investigators indicated that they believe the crimes allegedly committed by Nevarez were not connected to his work, but rather took place in private residences. The City of San Jose said that Nevarez always worked with a team and never directly with children, adding that he was employed by the city for about a year before he was released from his job last week, according to KTVU.

San Jose Police believe Nevarez may have victimized additional child survivors and are urging anyone with information about a crime he committed to please come forward.

“We always want to put the information out to the public, being transparent, and urging anyone that has any information related to these incidents or any ones that haven’t been reported yet to please let us know,” Sergeant Garibay said.

If you have information about the Gilberto Nevarez child sexual abuse case or similar incidents involving the suspect, please contact San Jose police Detective Palacio (#4237) or Detective Sergeant Weger (#3942) at and/or Calls can be directed to 408-277-4102.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can submit tips via the P3TIPS mobile app, the tip line at 408-947-STOP, or

Numerous Cases of Child Sexual Abuse Recently Reported in California

Since the new year, Dordulian Law Group has unfortunately covered countless cases of child sexual abuse occurring in California – many of the incidents involving school or public workers.

  • In January, a mother alerted police to inappropriate text messages her daughter had received from a San Jose English teacher at Yerba Buena High School. Te Bin Jung, 31, was taken into custody on January 10. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on one count of sexual assault of a minor.
  • Also in January, a man was arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a Big Bear child. Anthony Garcia was charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor Under 14-Years-Old under Section 288(a) of the Penal Code.
  • In February, an Orange County high school employee was arrested on suspicion of molesting two underage girls. David Escobar, 45, was booked on suspicion of child molestation.
  • In February, a young girl was sexually assaulted by a man in Bellflower. Police said 42-year-old Mario Luis Chavez approached the victim in the 17600 block of Bellflower Boulevard at around 10 p.m. He proceeded to forcibly push the minor into his vehicle and then drove away. Authorities believe there may be additional victims and are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.
  • In March, a teacher from Pasadena’s McKinley Middle School was arrested in connection with molesting a student and sending her child pornography. Michael Joseph Medina, 34, of Glendale was arrested on March 1 and subsequently booked on various charges, including lewd acts with a child, oral copulation with a minor, lewd acts with a minor under 14, sending harmful matter to seduce a minor, and possession of child pornography.
  • In March, a former San Diego ‘Teacher of the Year’ was arrested on suspicion of child abuse involving a former student. Jacqueline Ma, 34, was arrested and booked at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility. She faces multiple child sex abuse charges, including three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and three counts of oral copulation with a child under 14.
  • Earlier this week, a Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting and exposing himself to a 9-year-old girl at a local library. Christopher Eduard, 53, was arrested Friday in connection with the alleged sexual assault which took place in the children’s section of the Orange County Public Libraries Irvine Heritage Park branch.

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of child sexual abuse, you have rights under the law and may be able to file a civil claim for financial compensation against your abuser with Dordulian Law Group (DLG).

How to File a California Child Sexual Abuse Claim for Damages

Childhood sexual abuse unfortunately occurs much more often than most people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in four girls and one in 13 boys experience sexual abuse at some point during their childhood.

When child sexual abuse occurs, a civil lawsuit with DLG’s experienced sex crimes attorneys can be a means of obtaining justice and recovering financial compensation for the survivor.

With DLG fighting on your behalf, we will pursue all applicable damages for your childhood sexual abuse claim:

  • Psychological harm
  • Hospital expenses
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  • Punitive damages
  • Emotional trauma
  • Lost wages or reduced future earning capacity

To speak with a member of DLG’s SAJE Team (Sexual Abuse Justice Experts), contact us today at 866-GO-SEE-SAM for a free and confidential consultation.

Free Consultation With the Best Child Sexual Abuse Attorneys in California

DLG was founded by Sam Dordulian, a highly-regarded litigator and former sex crimes prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who successfully secured countless life sentences against some of our community’s most dangerous sexual predators. Dordulian serves as a member of the National Leadership Council for the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence nonprofit organization – RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).

Through his more than 25 years of experience fighting for justice on behalf of sexual abuse survivors, Dordulian and his team of dedicated lawyers have secured over $100,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts while maintaining a 98% winning record.

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