Nick Govind waives hearing

Accused Internet solicitor waives right:

Recently I told you about some “gentlemen” that were arrested for trying to solicit underage girls on craigslist. One of them, Nilesh “Nick” Govind, has decided to get things over with…

REDWOOD CITY  Opting to go straight to trial, a San Carlos man accused of using the Internet to solicit teen girls for sex waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
Nilesh “Nick” Govind, 28, is charged with one count of attempting to commit a lewd act with a minor.

A local parent tipped off police to the ad, prompting Belmont police to set up a sting operation on March 10. It was during that sting operation that Govind allegedly offered a Belmont police investigator  who he thought was a 15-year-old girl named Amber  $200 in exchange for performing specific sex acts.

Govind has no known prior arrests and is not a registered sex offender, police said.

Govind was released from custody on a $75,000 bail bond. He will return to court on Sept. 12 for his superior court arraignment.

If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison.

I could almost respect him because it sounds like he’s owning up to his crime if it wasn’t for the fact that he was trying to solicit underage girls.


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