Gilroy man arrested for molesting young girls

Constantino Garcia

Constantino Garcia, 59 of Gilroy, was arrested in his home at 5:50 a.m. on Aug. 19 on the 1100 block of Driftwood Terrace for five counts of lewd and lascivious acts on three young children.

Garcia’s victims were three girls under the age of 14, who knew Garcia but were not related to him by blood. A blood relative of one of the victims ultimately reported the alleged sexual abuse, said Gilroy police Sgt. Chad Gallacinao.

Gallacinao would not reveal any further details regarding Garcia’s crime, as to protect the victim’s identity.

Garcia was taken to Santa Clara County Jail after his arrest, where he remains in custody awaiting arraignment, Gallacinao said.