LOS ALTOS HILLS (BCN) - A 54-year-old man accused of molesting a boy for about eight years was arrested in Los Altos Hills last week, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said today.
Gregory Helfrich was arrested on suspicion of child molestation and possession of child pornography, sheriff's Sgt. James Jensen said.
Helfrich is suspected of sexually assaulting and showing child pornography to the victim, who was between ages 5 and 12 at the time, Jensen said.
The victim is now a man in his late 20s, according to Jensen.
Detectives learned about the case and served a search warrant at Helfrich's home in the 2100 block of Old Page Mill Road on April 27, Jensen said.
They found printed pictures of child pornography in Helfrich's bedroom. On his computer, detectives found additional child pornography through his Internet searches and websites saved under his "Favorites" folder, Jensen said.
Helfrich was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail, where he is being held without bail.
He was scheduled for arraignment this morning at the Palo Alto Courthouse.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff's office detective unit at (408) 808-4500.