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Ex-teacher guilty of molest charges
14-year sentence in Milpitas case

Suzanne Herel, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

A former Milpitas elementary school teacher has admitted to sexually molesting four children, including two of his students, and will be sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Craig Allen Harward, 54, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on children under the age of 14, and no contest to a fourth count of the same charge, said Milpitas Police Cmdr. Dennis Graham. A no- contest plea is essentially the same as a guilty plea except it cannot be used to establish liability in a civil lawsuit.

Graham said 10 children, two of them girls, had come forward since Harward's arrest last summer to say he had fondled them, among other things, between the years of 1997 and 2002. One was a child from Southern California, Graham said.

Prosecutors chose the four strongest cases, Graham said, and Harward agreed to a plea bargain. The charges carried the potential of a life sentence.

They involved four boys -- two of whom were 10, one 11 and another 13 years old at the time they were molested.

Two had been students at Joseph Weller Elementary School, where Harward worked for six years teaching kindergarten through third grade.

He was named teacher of the year for 2001-02.

The other two boys knew Harward from the Mormon Church in Fremont, where Harward was a secretary to the bishop. One of the boys from church also knew Harward from the neighborhood where Harward lived with his wife.

Harward has been in Santa Clara County jail since his arrest, Graham said, and will remain there until his May 9 sentencing.

Police began their investigation on July 30 based on information from one boy's parents. Harward was arrested the following day, after surrendering at the police station with his church bishop at his side.

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