MURRIETA- Jury selection is slated to begin today for the trial
of a Cathedral City man accused of molesting a girl at a Palm Desert resort.
Ismael Gaspar, 38, was arrested on March 26, 2018, on suspicion of sex
crimes he allegedly committed six days earlier at the Marriott Shadow Ridge
Gaspar, who remains free on $55,000 bail, is charged with one count
each of burglary and committing lewd acts with a child under 14 years old. He
is additionally charged with two counts each of oral copulation of a minor
under 14 years old and providing a minor with controlled substances.
He is set to be tried at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.
Gaspar allegedly molested the girl on March 20, 2018, at the resort
located at 9003 Shadow Ridge Road, according to the Riverside County