A Feb. 25 trial date was set today for a man accused of molesting a girl he knew over a two-year period in Temecula and Oceanside.
Daniel Roger Hood, 42, pleaded not guilty today to multiple counts of sex with a child and lewd acts on a child. He faces up to 116 years to life in prison if convicted.
Hood allegedly committed the acts between 2009 and 2011, according to Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe.
According to evidence presented at a preliminary hearing last month, the defendant left his cell phone at his cousin’s home in Norco. The cousin
discovered a video on the phone that allegedly showed Hood sexually assaulting the victim and called police, Watanabe said.
The girl, now 10, disclosed the alleged continued abuse at the hands of Hood during a subsequent interview, according to the prosecutor.