San Jose Hospital Guard Busted for Child Molestation Charges

Guard at Valley Medical Center arrested on suspicion of child molestation.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014  |  Updated 8:28 PM PDT
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SJ Hospital Guard Arrested on Charges of Child Molestation

A hospital security guard employed by Santa Clara County is in jail on charges that he molested children and hoarded child porn, according to authorities.

Sheriff's deputies on Monday announced the March 19 arrest of Derrick J. Hammond, who is accused of committing unspecified crimes at an unspecified time, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

His victims are now "adults," a sheriff's spokeswoman said, but were minors at the time of the alleged crimes.

No names or other details were released.

"Computer tech evidence" is still being analyzed by sheriff's experts, the newspaper reported. No additional victims are suspected.

Hammond, 39, spent "an inordinate amount of time" on a personal laptop computer while at work, the newspaper discovered, while working at a different medical clinic in Sunnyvale in 2010.

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