San Anselmo Man Charged with 22 Felony Sex Crimes in Belvedere Teen Case

Authorities say there was more than one sexual contact between the man, 25, and the teen in Belvedere between December 2010 and November 2011.

By Bay City News Service

A San Anselmo man remained in custody Wednesday on charges related to his alleged molestation of a Belvedere girl over a one-year period and could face nearly 90 years in prison under charges filed Tuesday by the district attorney's office.

Max Eli Rubinstein, 25, was charged with 22 felony sex crimes in a complaint by Deputy District Attorney Nicole Pantaleo, according to the Marin Independent Journal. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Marin Superior Court. Rubinstein remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Belvedere Police Chief Tricia Seyler said there was more than one sexual contact between Rubinstein and the teen in Belvedere between December 2010 and November 2011.

Police began their two-month investigation in November 2012 when the Belvedere girl's parents read their daughter's messages on Facebook, police said.

Rubinstein became acquainted with the girl when he was employed in the after-school care program at the K-8 St. Hilary School in Tiburon, Seyler said.

Rubinstein resigned from his job at the school in May 2012, Seyler said.

"This is an extremely sensitive case that has attracted a lot of attention in the city whose citizens are close," Seyler said.

St. Hilary School Principle Charley Hayes did not immediately return a call for comment this afternoon.

Several law enforcement agencies converged on Jan. 30 to arrest Rubinstein in San Anselmo.


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J D Harris January 31, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Bail has since been reduced to $200,000 and Rubinstein has been released, according to that "other" Marin newspaper.


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