$150K bail set for trolley assault suspect

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Portions of the I-5 through near UCSD will have to be closed overnight to make way for construction of the Mid Coast Trolley project.

SAN DIEGO — A man accused of assaulting people on the San Diego Trolley over a several-month period pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges.

Paul Gregory Cortez Jr., 29, was ordered held on $150,000 bail.

Deputy District Attorney Jim Koerber alleged that Cortez would get on the trolley, attack a person on board, then get off at the next possible stop.

A half-dozen separate attacks happened between early October and Dec. 17,  when a 71-year-old woman was assaulted, Koerber said.

Cortez is charged with battery and assault on a person riding on the trolley and elder abuse. He will be back in court Dec. 30 for a readiness conference and Feb. 18 for a preliminary hearing.

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  • Phil Teague

    Keep letting foreign thugs into the US and you’ll see lots more of this.

    They do NOT love our country. They came here for welfare and to take our jobs.

    Because they’re cowards who don’t want to fix their own craphole countries.

    Is this what you want?

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