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Trial Postponed for San Bruno Man Accused Of Raping 7-Year-Old

Marc Anthony Nichols, who remains out of custody on $200,000 bail, will go to trial on Feb. 25.

The trial of a San Bruno man suspected of raping a seven-year old girl in 2008 has been postponed until February 25 due to jury misconduct. 

One juror failed to reveal her own childhood abuse during voir dire and discussed it with the other jurors during deliberations, according to the San Mateo District Attorney’s Office on Monday. Furthermore, the judge found incompetence of counsel by the trial defense attorney during the course of the trial.

On August 13, 2008, suspect Marc Anthony Nichols, a 44-year old San Bruno man rented a San Bruno room in a home where a seven-year old victim and her mother lived, according to notes by the District Attorney’s Office.

Nichols and the girl were watching TV in the living room when Nichols grabbed her and fondled her chest. 

The girl ran upstairs, and Nichols chased her and raped her, and fondled her further against her will.

The girl reported the assaults to her mother, who confronted Nichols. When Nichols tried to run from the house, the mother slashed his tires to prevent his escape.

Nichols then ran from the area, and was arrested the next day at the San Bruno Police station, where he went to report vandalism to his car.

Nichols posted bail and fled to Colorado in September 2008. In 2011, he was convicted of child molestation. Nichols remains out of custody on a $200,000 bail bond.

Chris Kiely February 05, 2013 at 07:22 AM
This article is horribly written. Article stating a bunch of things as facts. Aren't they just accusations right now? Libelous? Is a fast retraction in order? Also, isn't the 2011 conviction exactly what was overturned awhile ago for jury misconduct? Maybe I missed something. Shouldn't this article really just say that a new trial date has been set for February 25th, in a case where the prior conviction was overturned for juror misconduct?
Angelique February 05, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Here we go, let's protect the rapist. Exactly what's wrong with our judicial system, too many details, too much walking on egg shells, just cut his penis & hands off and be done with it!
Chris Kiely February 05, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Angelique: I have daughters. I think rapists/child molesters show go in jail for a long time. I'd rather wait till after this guy has a trial, though, before I throw away the key.
James Staff February 06, 2013 at 04:25 AM
Uh I guess California likes to give rapists certain rights than the victims. How saf
Bryan Hashimoto February 07, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Disgusting piece of dirt! You'll get it twice as bad in prison! Karma
Francis March 02, 2013 at 04:37 PM
The Charges have been dismissed Best

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