SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit says a man suspected of molesting nine girls at a San Jose afterschool program received a positive recommendation from a church summer camp that fired him three times for allegedly touching young girls inappropriately.
The San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/14IkzAN) says Friday that the suit filed in Santa Clara County by the parents of a girl accuses 28-year-old Keith Woodhouse of molesting her while he worked as a camp counselor in 2007.
The lawsuit claims that when the afterschool program asked about Woodhouse, a church official said he was a dependable worker who "loves kids" and would hire him again.
The church and its attorney declined comment.
Woodhouse has been charged with 30 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 and is due back in court Monday.
Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com
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