Man Accused of Assault on a Toddler in Court

December 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Prosecutors are fighting to get physical evidence from a 24-year-old, accused of a brutal Christmas crime.Juan Gomez-Jimenez made his first court appearance. He is accused of beating and sexually assaulting a four-year old girl on Christmas day.

Investigators found her partially buried near a Raisin City Vineyard. The prosecutor wants a blood sample to help investigate the crime.

Gomez-Jimenez returns to court Wednesday morning, where he is expected to plead not guilty to numerous charges, including attempted murder.

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