Mendota principal pleads not guilty in child molestation case


The Mendota principal who is facing four charges of child molestation pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Richard Garcia, 49, was the principal of McCabe Elementary School.

Court documents allege Garcia molested four children under the age of 14 between August 2012 and June 2013 while working as a teacher at another elementary school.

His next court date is scheduled for Nov. 7.

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