Critics weigh options after Efren Carrillo's arraignment on peeking charge

A lawyer for the 32-year-old supervisor asked for more time to review the police report before entering a plea. Attorney Chris Andrian said he just received the report in court.

"It's my job now to look at it and see what it is," Andrian said.

No settlement offer has been extended, he said, but negotiations were expected involving the prosecutor and woman's attorney before the next hearing Dec. 13.

"It would be fair to say that over a period of time we'll go into discussions," Andrian said.

The woman's lawyer, Rosanne T. Darling, said her client is still dealing with the aftermath of what she called a frightening experience.

"There's a lot she has to live with now," Darling said outside court.

Darling said no civil lawsuit is planned at this point.

Carrillo declined to comment as he left the court. His parents and girlfriend were among supporters who attended the arraignment.

The lesser charge means his political career is no longer immediately threatened. If he had been charged with and convicted of a felony, he would have been removed from office.

The Board of Supervisors has been pressed by some of his critics to take action, including possibly a censure of Carrillo.

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