A judge on Wednesday dropped one count of sexual misconduct against a former Modesto Junior College instructor and police officer because a woman the prosecution says was a victim refused to continue her testimony. Two counts remain.
A woman the prosecution says was a victim in a Modesto sexual abuse case on Tuesday told the judge she can no longer continue testifying, because the defense attorney’s questions were “appalling.” The judge could exclude all the testimony from this witness, drop one of the charges or end the trial.
A defendant on Friday unexpectedly agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for beating a Modesto couple before kidnapping and sexually assaulting their 3-year-old daughter more than 15 years ago.
Authorities divulged more details Thursday on the allegations against Modesto schoolteacher Daniel Glenn, who was arrested Tuesday on a child pornography charge. Besides inappropriate digital images a former student sent to Glenn over several months, detectives found child pornography on his computer during a search of his home in September, police said.