According to statements made in open court, Wednesday, additional victims have been identified in the criminal investigation of Pauling,
Pauling, who had formerly been represented by a Public Defender, appeared in Sutter County Superior Court yesterday with a new private attorney, Roberto Marquez.
According to reporter Monica Vaughan at the Appeal-Democrat
During the hearing, Deputy District Attorney Anu Chopra said she would be filing new charges.
Pauling is currently charged for crimes against a single victim — felony unlawful sex, lewd acts with a child under 14, and oral copulation with a child under 14 — for an alleged ongoing sexual relationship with a teen girl. He was arrested Dec. 1.
He has pleaded not guilty.
On Dec. 16, Sutter sheriff’s Capt. Lewis McElfresh was arrested on charges stemming from allegations he watched Pauling have sex with another girl, a minor.
Pauling has not yet been charged for those allegations relating to a second alleged victim.
Chopra said there are additional victims.
Pauling will next appear in court on Friday, when his attorney will argue to have Pauling’s bond reduced from $500,000.