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San Bruno Man Faces Prison for Molesting Girl

The 44-year-old man had fled the state in 2008 after being arrested for molestation charges, but he was later caught in Colorado after he got pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

A 44-year-old man has been convicted of molesting a girl when he was living with a family in San Bruno, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said today. 

Marc Anthony Nichols was on trial for nine days and, after three days of deliberation, a jury found him guilty of five felony charges, including committing a lewd act with a child and committing oral copulation with a child. He was acquitted on a false imprisonment charge, and he faces up to 25 years to life when he appears for sentencing in December. 

According to the district attorney’s office, Nichols rented a room in 2008 in a home where a woman lived with her 7-year-old daughter. 

One night, Nichols and the girl were watching TV in the living room when he grabbed her and fondled her chest. The girl ran upstairs to try to get away, but he followed her into a bedroom where he further touched her inappropriately against her will, according to the district attorney’s office. 

The girl’s mother later confronted Nichols after her daughter complained, and when Nichols ran from the house the mother slashed the tires on his car. 

On the next day, Nichols went to the police station to report that his car had been vandalized, but instead he was arrested, the district attorney’s office said. 

The next month, after posting bail, Nichols fled to Colorado, the district attorney’s office said. 

He was later caught in Colorado after he got pulled over for a routine traffic stop and police noticed a warrant for his arrest in California, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. 

Nichols now remains in custody without bail. His attorney didn’t respond to a call for comment.

Francis October 08, 2011 at 07:10 PM
This is an innocent person. He a loving father of two girls, and is not the monster that is he is accused of being. There are many inaccuracies in the testimony of the child. Please read the transcripts for yourself. This case is being taken on by a real defense attorney, and will be overturned. Remember, you are only as innocent as your counsel can make you. This defense attorney never even worked for my brother in the least. He let the D A walk all over him. You can accuse anyone of anything. Before you judge, look at the whole picture.
Vito Spatafore February 23, 2012 at 07:49 AM
What a turd. If he's innocent why did he evade authorities? He deserves to be in jail if not worse. He even looks like a looser.
Bryan Hashimoto February 07, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Francis, why would a 7 year old try to get someone into trouble over something they can't understand? Kids are brutally honest wether u like it or not. This man deserves life in prison, and I guarantee that those guys in there will do even worse things to him than what he did to that innocent little girl! You get what you deserve mother f*%#r!!!!!
Francis February 08, 2013 at 01:23 AM
The Guilty Verdict was overturned by the way
narda February 17, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Yeah right Francis I know and you know that the verdict was never overturned and also that he did what the girl said he did ! Thats probably why his first wife divorced him because she was in fear he would do it to his own daughters also !!! Anyway his day is coming soon and you better pray he gets life in prison because he is most likely working on setting up his next victim !
Francis February 17, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Hmmm. Narda.....The Verdict was overturned. I will only pray for his vindication. Best
Francis February 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM
I prayed for his vindication and my prayer was answered. The charges were dropped Best
Michael March 15, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Yes, the charges were dropped because it was found that the family was not telling the truth.
Michael March 15, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Hey Narda! You are a complete idiot! HA!

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