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San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
District Attorney

Scott A. Fichtner
Assistant District Attorney

Kristine M. Reed
Assistant District Attorney

David J. Derksen
Chief Investigator


222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201

T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371

For Immediate Release

September 04, 2018

CONTACT: Zephanii  Smith, Director of Communications
T 209-468-2400  | E pr.info@sjcda.org

People v. Maglaya

STOCKTON - Today, September 4, 2018, Phillip John Maglaya, Jr. was arraigned in San Joaquin County Court. The Public Defender was appointed; and a protective order was signed and sealed.

The defendant has been charged with violations of PC 278, Child Abduction; PC 273a(a), Child Endangerment; PC 288.3(a), Contacting or Communication with a Minor with Harmful Intent; PC 272, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor; PC 261.5(c), Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor; PC 288a(b)(1); Oral Copulation with a Minor; and PC 289(h), Sexual Penetration of a Minor.

The defendant was a school employee and used this position of trust to pursue an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile female. Following his arrest by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's office in Stockton, the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office filed charges which reflect the breach of trust committed by the defendant when he removed the juvenile from her parents against their wishes, concealed her whereabouts for over a week, and engaged in acts with the juvenile to which she cannot legally consent.

We are thankful for the immediate community response which led to the safe recovery of the juvenile.

Maglaya will return for further arraignment on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 8:30am in San Joaquin County Court, Department 8B. Bail was set at $1.375 million.