2 More Children Added in YMCA Worker Sex Abuse Case

MORGAN HILL- Two new children have been added as victims of alleged sexual abuse by a former YMCA childcare worker who was first charged in July, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors today plan to file charges against Nicolas Lhermine in Superior Court in Morgan Hill of lewd and lascivious behavior with children aged 7 and 3.5 years old, Deputy District Attorney Stewart Scott said.

The total number of child sex abuse victims in the case against Lhermine, 20, now stands at five, including four under the age of 13, according to Morgan Hill police Sgt. Carson Thomas.

Lhermine was first arraigned in July on one charge of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child under 10 years old and with possession of child pornography.

On July 12, officers arrested Lhermine after a 6-year-old girl reported that he tried to force her to have sex while he worked as a YMCA child care worker at Paradise Valley Elementary School, according to police.

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