Random-attack cases headed to trial

Two men are facing jury trials after pleading not guilty Thursday to two unrelated but random San Mateo County attacks — one on an infant and the other on anin-line skater.

Superior Court Judge John Grandsaert scheduled Ricardo Solis-Montenegro’s trial for March 17, and Jose Salvador’s trial for March 24.

Solis-Montenegro, 37, was arrested in Berkeley in July of this year after DNA on a beer bottle linked him to the April 30, 2006, attack on a female in-line skater in Foster City.

According to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, the 32-year-old victim was skating on Cutwater Lane when Solis-Montenegro allegedly jumped from the bushes and forced her to the ground. When he allegedly told the woman he was going to rape her, she suggested they go somewhere else and asked him to help her remove her skates.

Once her skates were off, she ran away screaming and called police from a nearby residence, prosecutors said.

Solis-Montenegro faces charges of attempted rape, sexual assault, robbery for allegedly stealing the woman’s MP3 player and false imprisonment.

Salvador, 23, is accused of striking an 18-month-old child in the head with a rock April 20 as the boy was cradled in his mother’s arms at a Redwood City bus stop.

The child survived the attack but required several staples to his scalp.

Salvador could face 10 years in state prison if convicted of the four felonies he faces, Wagstaffe said.

tbarak@examiner.com

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