Police: Man arrested for expressing sexual interest in toddler near Redwood City library, called girl ‘sexy’

REDWOOD CITY (KRON) — A man was arrested for expressing sexual interest in a toddler in Redwood City on Monday morning, police said.

It happened near the main library.

Police say a father was walking by with his 2-year-old daughter, and a man asked to touch the little girl.

The father then called the police, and when they arrived, the man told them he thought the little girl was sexy.

The man is identified as 46-year-old David Lewis.

He pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday.

Lewis is behind bars tonight and is being held on $50,000 bail.

7. Peo. v. David Donald Lewis (7-6-71), Redwood City Police Department 647.6(C)(1) Felony With 2015 Prior 647.6(C)(1) Conviction; January 22, 2018, Defendant Is 46 Year Old RWC Transient; At 10:35 AM On A Monday Morning, Victim (Father( And His Two Year Old Daughter Were Waling To The RWC Main Library After Parking; The Defendant Was Going Through Trash Cans Near The Building; As Victim & Daughter Walked By, Defendant Asked The Victim If He Could Tough The Victim’s Daughter; Victim Said No And Called Police; RWCPD Officer Arrived And Defendant Spontaneously Said: “I Thought The Little Girl Was Cute And Wanted To Touch Her”; Officer Was Walking Defendant To Patrol Car And Defendant Said “I Was Thinking About Sex A Little Bit. She’s Sexy.” (Supervising DDA Shin-Mee Chang)

-The case was set in RWC Felony Court, RWC Custody Calendar, Dept. 31, Commissioner Hugo Borja, for the initial felony arraignment. The Private

Defender Program was appointed and the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and did not waive his right to a speedy preliminary hearing. The case was set for preliminary hearing on February 5, 2018 2:00 and for the superior court review conference on January 31, 2018 1:30. Bail was set at $50,000 and the defendant remains in custody.

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