4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Man denies abusing girlfriend's daughter

Daniel Roger Hood pleads not guilty to eleven felony charges

A pretty 11-year-old girl gave testimony today accompanied by Barry, her fluffy teddy bear, which she has had “ever since I was two-and-a-half,” the jury learned today.

The bear was a gift from her dad when he came back from one of his deployments to Iraq, the girl informed the court. The girl now lives with her father, she no longer stays with her mother.

The girl was a witness in the second day of trial for Daniel Roger Hood today, May 29, 2013. Hood is charged with eleven felony counts of child abuse, he pleads not guilty.

“He was my mom’s boyfriend,” the girl told the jury. She said, “I think I was five or six” when she first met the man.

The girl was reluctant to give details, she often answered the prosecutor’s questions with: “I don’t really remember.” She did say there was a time when she fell asleep watching tv, and then woke up in a bedroom with Daniel. Her testimony lasted less than one hour, sometimes she covered her face with one hand and cried. She never let go of her teddy bear.

Daniel Roger Hood, 43, denies performing lewd acts on the daughter of his girlfriend, the child was then 9 years old. They all lived together in a rented home in Oceanside, in 2011.

The most damning evidence was extracted from the defendant’s own cell phone, on which he captured photos and videos of himself doing the criminal acts, according to prosecutor Keith Watanabe.

The jury of 7 men and 5 women began hearing evidence yesterday, they could begin deliberations as early as tomorrow. Trial will continue before the Honorable Judge Blaine Bowman, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Castle’s Labs has cannabis plants like trees

The El Cajon compound grows banana trees, pomegranate trees, pluot trees, potatoes
Next Article

Castle’s Labs has cannabis plants like trees

The El Cajon compound grows banana trees, pomegranate trees, pluot trees, potatoes

A pretty 11-year-old girl gave testimony today accompanied by Barry, her fluffy teddy bear, which she has had “ever since I was two-and-a-half,” the jury learned today.

The bear was a gift from her dad when he came back from one of his deployments to Iraq, the girl informed the court. The girl now lives with her father, she no longer stays with her mother.

The girl was a witness in the second day of trial for Daniel Roger Hood today, May 29, 2013. Hood is charged with eleven felony counts of child abuse, he pleads not guilty.

“He was my mom’s boyfriend,” the girl told the jury. She said, “I think I was five or six” when she first met the man.

The girl was reluctant to give details, she often answered the prosecutor’s questions with: “I don’t really remember.” She did say there was a time when she fell asleep watching tv, and then woke up in a bedroom with Daniel. Her testimony lasted less than one hour, sometimes she covered her face with one hand and cried. She never let go of her teddy bear.

Daniel Roger Hood, 43, denies performing lewd acts on the daughter of his girlfriend, the child was then 9 years old. They all lived together in a rented home in Oceanside, in 2011.

The most damning evidence was extracted from the defendant’s own cell phone, on which he captured photos and videos of himself doing the criminal acts, according to prosecutor Keith Watanabe.

The jury of 7 men and 5 women began hearing evidence yesterday, they could begin deliberations as early as tomorrow. Trial will continue before the Honorable Judge Blaine Bowman, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town The Gonzo Report — Making the musical scene, or at least reporting from it Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Theater — On stage in San Diego this week Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close