Second trial this year on the charges. At at the American Tin Cannery – home of David Stamm’s former mini golf range.
Sunny Pappu Kavil, 43, is charged with child molestation, assault and sexual battery. He pleaded not guilty to all counts and was released on $100,000 bail. At his preliminary examination, a judge ruled that there was enough evidence to warrant a jury trial.
On May 19, 2007, a then-16-year-old girl was working at Sunnyline Clothing, a store owned by Kavil in the city of Pacific Grove, near Monterey, according to court documents. Though the girl had only been working in the store two days, she had on multiple occasions felt uncomfortable with Kavil, Pacific Grove police officer Angelo DeMarco testified in a preliminary hearing held Nov. 5, 2007.
“Mr. Kavil, in the short time that she worked there, had given her free underwear, and told her to go ahead and take it home, that she didn’t have to pay for it,” he said. “When she returned to work, Mr. Kavil asked her how the underwear looked or felt on her.’