Drunken Driving Victim Now Molestation Suspect

By Lori Preuitt
|  Monday, Jul 25, 2011  |  Updated 5:20 PM PDT
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Drunken Driving Victim Now Molestation Suspect

Los Gatos Police Department

Sara Cole is charged with having sex with a minor

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A Los Gatos mother of four turned herself in to police Wednesday on charges she had sex with a minor.

The suspect is well-known because she was the victim of a highly publicized drunk driving crash back in 2007. Sara Cole, 47, had her legs crushed while unloading a bike from her SUV.

Now Cole faces serious charges after the parents of the alleged victim brought concerns to police.

Los Gatos police say the arrest follows a two-month investigation.

"The information came to us from the victim's parents. We have been investigating the case for a couple months now. We did serve a search warrant at Ms. Cole's house a few weeks ago.  She self surrendered tonight with her attorney," Los Gatos police officer Alana Forrest said.

Police said Cole was interviewed last week. They also served a search warrant at her home where investigators seized equipment and phones.

Cole was booked on three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

Police are not releasing any information about the victim.

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