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Man Accused Of Molesting Girl In Temecula To Face Multiple Sex-Abuse Charges

Daniel Roger Hood, 42, faces up to 116 years to life in prison if convicted.

A man accused of molesting a girl he knew over a two-year period must stand trial on multiple sex-abuse charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Daniel Roger Hood, 42, allegedly committed the acts in Temecula and Oceanside between 2009 and 2011, Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe said.

The defendant faces up to 116 years to life in prison if convicted.

According to evidence presented at a preliminary hearing, the defendant left his cell phone at his cousin's home in Norco, and the cousin looked at it.

The cousin viewed a video showing Hood sexually assaulting the victim and called police, Watanabe said.

The girl, now 10, disclosed the continued abuse at the hands of Hood during an interview, according to the prosecutor.

Following the preliminary hearing, Vista Judge Robert Kearney found that enough evidence was presented for Hood to stand trial on multiple counts of sex with a child under 10 and lewd acts on a child.

A Superior Court arraignment was scheduled for Oct. 2.


Brenda September 20, 2012 at 03:36 AM
What is wrong with these men to find a small girl sexually attractive? There is something wired wrong in their brain and the only thing available to fix them is not working, ie jail and therapy for a few years, then back out to do it all over again. This is a crime that is worse then most all others and they should be sentenced as such. Not for a few years because these guys are not "fixable".
That Temecula Guy September 20, 2012 at 01:05 PM
No excuses for the guy; it's never ok to hurt a child. Brenda, you bring up a good point about our system though. It is designed to keep people in it rather than actual reform. Instead of intense therapy in prison, these guys get locked up in a small room, and learn nothing but how to become more of an animal, learning new criminal ways and culture from the guys around them. After they've paid their debt to society, without any new skills, training, or lasting therapy, they're released into a society that won't hire them on for any job, so they go on public assistance, or turn to crime. We need a REFORM system, not a prison system. Maybe there is a cure beyond some snips for a guy like this.
TVOR September 20, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Lock them up in a small room with the girl's family for a couple hours. That should take care of it.
That Temecula Guy September 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
If the father of the girl wanted to handle it that way, I'm sure he wouldn't need to be locked in a small room to take care of it. It still doesn't address the problem of the guy getting out of prison some day. I seriously doubt he'll get the whole 116 years. When he makes it out, not only will he still have the same urges, but he'll have a desire to go back to prison, or do more crime, or use new criminal skills he picked up behind bars. Who's going to hire a sex offender? Who's going to hire a felon? Yeah, you can expect this guy to do even worse when he gets out next time, because he'll WANT to go back, with nothing to lose. Of course, this guy deserves a severe punishment, but why we don't do a better job of reforming guys like this.... I just don't know.
SA September 20, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Y’all have valid points and I completely agree. What sickens me is the perp has more rights than a defenseless little girl. That pedophile took her life away not to mention her childhood. Anyone convicted of any sex crime should be released in general population and let the system take care of them.
Temecula resident September 20, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Pedophilia is a complex psychological condition that is rarely ever Cured. These sex offenders (In California) once they carry out their sentences in the justice system (prison) they then are transferred to another "Prison" where they are put in a reform program specifically for sexual offenders. Atascerdo---- Until they are graduated from the program they are not reintegrated back into society. Also, there are so many smaller things that a parole can do to violate parole and get tossed back into the big house, he doesn't have to commit another sex crime to get put back in.
Donna Reid September 20, 2012 at 07:01 PM
In our PC world, this may sound harsh (then again, so is sexual abuse of children)...but perhaps chemical castration would take care of it.
Donna Reid September 20, 2012 at 07:10 PM
you make xlnt points re the prison system, but I believe, like with sociopaths, these guys are not in the same category as 'typical' criminals. They cannot be 'cured' or reformed, and certainly not by any traditional therapies. I'm not a DR, but am curious what chemical treatments are available, if any, because this surely involves genetic loading issues. Because of the ghastliness of the crime, combined with the ineffectiveness of therapy, chemical castration came to mind. It sounds barbaric, but pedophiles are, too, and incredibly dangerous. And we use chemical Tx for so many things...why not this?
Ognir Rattsa September 20, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I concur with the feeling and thoughts of the folks here. I have to say that as a retired Health and Human Service Worker, these folks are VERY CHARMING AND MANIPULATIVE!!! I suspect this joker will attempt the same thing during trial. These folks act on a sense of power, not sexual attraction. I hope the folks pickked for this jury are not gullible enough to fall prey to the defense. It all matters what happens in court and I hope the right decisions are made. The court process can be very frustrating...
temeculan September 21, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Hey TTG, There is no reforming a man who enjoys sex with children. In your utopian "reform school" prison system, guys like this will be given another chance to destroy another childs life. Are you willing to risk your child to prove your theory? Are you willing to waste all of our tax dollars on your "intense therapy" for the sake of a sick animal? Not if I have anything to say about it. I think most folks have no objection to trying to rehabilitate and/or give a 2nd chance to some offendors - we can work with that. But, sexual predators who hurt children. Forget about it. Hang them. Sound harsh? Ask your kid.
Brenda September 21, 2012 at 06:41 AM
I have a response to the Atascadero State Mental Hospital **cough** PRISON where pedophile/murderers are kept from harm from regular prisoners in jails and prisons...........but sleepy as all get out. I been there, relative worked there until retiring.
Breech September 22, 2012 at 03:18 PM
No,these people need death not rehab.
Brenda September 22, 2012 at 03:30 PM
These men do not rehab. and they do not stop, and they will more then likely not only repeat prior crimes but progress to worse ones if that is possible. My cousin worked security at Atascadero State Hospital/Prison forever, well until retired. We were fortunate enough I guess now so that I can tell you about our tour there and information. Its very nice inside, clean, the prisoners walking around freely, and using huge or even smaller type day rooms with every activity possible. Games, arcades, Tv's, etc. They have a huge theater for movies and their own area of offices for their OWN governing body. Yep, they have a President, VP, Secretary and on down for prison issues, personal issues, EVERYTHING. They communicate their wants and needs to the "prison" via this government body and get to do it all in their own offices with desks, typewriters, computers, LOL, everything an office would need. They also have their own newspaper they put out. This was NOTHING of what I expected after being told this was where they put as many child molesters/pedophiles as possible to keep them away from other "normal" regular population prisoners that would kill them. And they went around freely and of course anyone who has been near there know it has beautiful grounds outside to go with the nice interior. Cont. .....................
Brenda September 22, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Part 2. My Aunt went on to point out certain prisoners and give us a background on them. ALL were repeat offenders. A good majority of them advanced in their crimes against the children up to killing them as to not get caught. She showed us ones who were on their 3rd go round, and had successfully finished counciling again, and was due for release AGAIN. She would joke with them that she hope to not seem them back again in 3 months as usual, and they joked back with her. She told us some of the crimes against children these men had committted, and good lord the ones that never see a newspaper are even more horrible then we know of. One man, admitted to preferring under 3 yr old girls because he liked to hear the bones breakings, and the last girl had died, so he was back in again. These are mostly normal looking men, some gay, mostly straight or Bisexual, who all stand around in groups talking or even making out, as she pointed out teachers, professors, fathers, uncles, men of all trades, and men so good looking you would never believe they preferred molesting children. It was HORRIBLE to be inside there, getting first hand knowledge of what these men are really like, how they act, the things they are capable of doing to children from newborns on up in age. Its incrediable to watch my Aunt talk to them as normal folks at a BBQ or something when you just want to stomp them to pieces. This was years ago, and things may be different now, but I doubt it. :/
tbone November 15, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Tgey all need to be put to death .What the hell burn them all .There is no reforming these animals . Bullshit with the justice system . Fry em.
tbone November 15, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Let the beasts suffer slowley in a pit of fire .

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