VIDEO: Alleged San Carlos child molester re-arrested after third victim comes forward

Hoang Tran (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

SAN CARLOS (KRON) — An alleged child molester who worked as an after-school aid at a San Carlos elementary school was arrested again after a third victim came forward.

Hoang Tran was arrested at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday after a 6-year-old girl claimed she was also a victim of Tran, officials with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said.

19-year-old Tran had posted bail and was released following the original arrest made on Monday.

The investigation began in September after a 6-year-old girl said that Tran had inappropriately touched her during the after-school program at Brittan Acres Elementary School.

During the investigation, a second victim, a 6-year-old girl, also said she had been inappropriately touched by Tran sometime in the beginning of the school year.

After learning of the investigation, school officials immediately placed Tran on leave from his position.

Tran did not return to his job and was released as an employee of the San Carlos School District.

He is now being held on a $100,000 bail.

The Interim Superintendent at the San Carlos School District sent out an email to parents informing them of the arrests.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Sheriff’s Detective Jesse Myers at (650) 363-4050 or jrmyers@smcgov.org. Alternatively, you may also remain anonymous by calling the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.

Here is the statement from police:

In September of 2017, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office started an investigation after a 6-year-old girl disclosed that she had been inappropriately touched by Tran while he worked as a program aid at an after school care program on the Brittan Acres Elementary School campus in the City of San Carlos.

After the disclosure, school officials were contacted and Tran was immediately placed on leave from his position. Tran did not return to his position and was released as an employee by the San Carlos School District.

During the investigation a second victim came forward. The victim, a 7-year-old girl disclosed she also had been inappropriately touched by Tran sometime in the beginning of the school year.

On Monday, November 28, 2017, at 11:00 am detectives met with Hoang Tran and arrested him at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City. This case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Sheriff’s Detective Jesse Myers at (650) 363-4050 or jrmyers@smcgov.org. Alternatively, you may also remain anonymous by calling the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Anonymous

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