A Merced pediatrician charged with child molestation failed to appear in court Tuesday and a $3 million warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Dr. Carlos G. Teran Miranda was scheduled to appear at 1:30 p.m. before Judge David W. Moranda in Merced Superior Court, but did not arrive and his attorney, Thomas Fleming, told the court he’d had no contact with his client Tuesday, the Merced County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.
Fleming declined to comment Tuesday.
Teran Miranda, 35, has pleaded not guilty to molesting three autistic children and to hiding a video camera in a patient restroom and filming people, including children, using the bathroom. Teran Miranda was a pediatrician at Golden Valley Health Centers on Childs Avenue in Merced.
According to Merced County Jail records, Teran Miranda posted a $475,000 bail bond and was released from custody May 26, the same day he was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing.
Michael McKinney, the deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, confirmed Teran Miranda surrendered his passport earlier this year, following his arrest.
“If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Merced Police Department,” McKinney said.
This story will be updated.
|Chowchilla News Day
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