EL CAJON (CNS) - A man accused of repeatedly molesting a 16-year-old boy he met through MySpace.com must stand trial on eight felony charges, including oral copulation and sodomy on a child, a judge ruled Monday.
Jeffrey John McPherson, 42, will be arraigned on the charges Feb. 6.
Four charges, including forgery, were dismissed following a preliminary hearing at the courthouse in El Cajon.
Deputy District Attorney Heather Trocha said more charges will be added against the defendant at his next court hearing.
The defendant was originally arrested in June 2010 on suspicion of sexually assaulting the teenage victim over a nine-month period. He was freed on bail and re-arrested last Feb. 15 after he failed to show for a scheduled court appearance.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Covet Canyon, a paramilitary training camp in the East County, is in financial trouble after the owner defaulted on property payments. Owner Marc Halcon has 90 days to make good on the debt or the 160 acre property could fall into foreclosure and auction.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Angry Poway Unified School District parents on Friday packed the sidewalk calling for a local teacher to be fired after sending inappropriate text messages to a teenage student.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.
Black Friday is a week away, but many retailers are now making you wait. This year, companies are offering discounts the entire week leading into Black Friday. News 8's Eric Kahnert reports on some of the goods you can get during Black Friday "week."
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Camp Pendleton and Naval Base San Diego have among the highest rates of sexual assaults reported to the military among Marine Corps and Navy bases worldwide, according to a Department of Defense report released Friday.