MODESTO - The Stanislaus County Superior Court is trying to determine whether
a 33-year-old Turlock man is mentally fit to face criminal charges of
sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Robert Daniel Gomes is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child, sodomy,
oral copulation with a person younger than 14 and unlawful sexual intercourse
with a minor more than three years younger.
The alleged victim, who was known to Gomes, was 13 when she says the abuse
started and is now 16.
Gomes appeared in court briefly Monday morning. His defense attorney,
Jeffrey Tenenbaum, was in the middle of a murder trial in Merced County and could not attend
Gomes' mental competency hearing.
Judge Thomas Zeff postponed the hearing until June 4. The judge said he
has received a report from a mental health examination on Gomes, but he
did not discuss it in court.
The defendant remains in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail without bail.
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