St. John Barned-Smith,
At a bond review hearing in Montgomery County Circuit Court Tuesday, a judge halved the bond of a man accused of child sex abuse from $500,000 to $250,000.
David Fernando Javier Zarayasi, 66, of Royal Bonnet Circle in Montgomery Village, was arrested March 14 and charged with 16 counts of sexual abuse and related crimes.
Zarayasi, who is Peruvian, has been living in the U.S. for the past 12 years and has a green card. He had worked at Target, said Andy Jezic, Zarayasi’s attorney. He had been working part time at his wife’s child day care center when he was arrested.
The day care center was licensed for eight children, Jezic said. It has been shut down.
The charges pertained to two girls, ages 7 and 3. Assistant State’s Attorney Dana Kaplan said the events happened when the 7-year-old girl was 4.
The Gazette does not generally release the names of victims of sexual abuse.