Sheriff's deputies served a warrant and searched the home of former Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli Wednesday, as an investigation into multiple charges of sexual assault entered a new phase.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's office did not respond to an interview request from KRCB, but according to the Sheriff's log, a search warrant was served at Foppoli's home in Windsor shortly after 8 a.m.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports investigators, joined by forensic computer experts, left the property two hours later with several bags of presumed evidence.
Nine women have come forward, accusing the 39-year-old of groping and sexual assault. Some have accused Foppoli, whose family founded Christopher Creek Winery... of spiking drinks with incapacitating drugs, prior to being assaulted.
Foppoli maintains his innocence.
Attorney Traci Carrillo, who is representing several of the alleged victims told KRCB that Wednesday's developments suggest an arrest is coming. She said she has concerns that some evidence may have been lost, concealed or destroyed in the months since the allegations emerged, though digital fingerprints are often left behind after such efforts, she added.
The Sonoma County District Attorney's office has recused itself from the case, as a staff member at the office is among the alleged victims.