MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — An apartment maintenance worker in Moreno Valley was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting several young girls at the complex where he worked.

KNX 1070’s Brian Ping Reports

Hector Antonio Garcia, 49, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault on a child, sexual penetration of a child under 10, lewd acts on a minor, and annoying a minor.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the alleged victims live at the Baywood Villas Apartments at 22945 Bay Ave., where Garcia works as a handyman.

The parents of several girls contacted deputies last week after their children alleged Garcia had touched them inappropriately, among other things.

Sgt. David Knudson says his department interviewed “several young females who confirmed they had been sexually assaulted by the maintenance worker.”

Garcia was taken into custody after the interviews were completed. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail

Investigators believe there may be other victims who have not come forward. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff’s Moreno Valley Detective Bureau at (951) 247-8700 or (951) 486-6812.

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Comments (23)
  1. Jack says:

    Oh s***, ruining it for the Mexicans again.

  2. Maria says:

    I know men are very sexual and they love sex but come on…”sexual penetration of a child under 10″…UNDER 10! That’s is so sick this guy deserves life in prison w/o the possibility of parole because we all know when he gets out of prison in 10 years he’s going to do it again. There is no way to rehabilitate people who are this sick.

    1. Harry says:

      The article doesn’t say he’s illegal, so shut the f up. It’s not like whitey doesn’t commit this same crime.

      1. Harry says:

        That response wasn’t meant for your comment, Maria. I meant it to go to the racists under Gary’s comment.

  3. Gary says:

    The more, the Mexicans come in, the more lawbreaking activity you’ll get !

    1. Jeezus says:

      The more commas you include, the harder it’s gonna be to understand your point.

    2. Greg Edgar says:

      Gary, Sorry to break it to you YOU came in. Not the Mexicans.

      You would have learned this in American History if you didn’t drop out of Middle school.

      1. neato burrito says:

        mexicans came in here d(_)mb f(_)ck. just ask the indolent indians that kicked them the f out,

      2. The Big Logic says:

        Correct! He should’ve left out ‘come in’, but otherwise his comment is right on target.

      3. TheWindrunner says:

        Yeah, not a real bright comment there Greg, but I’m sure that YOU made it thru Middle School.

    3. Harry says:

      The article doesn’t say he’s illegal, so shut the f up. It’s not like whitey doesn’t commit this same crime.

  4. Alan Di says:

    He was just doing a job that Americans won’t do!

    1. Jeezus says:

      wow, well played.

    2. Thom Kim says:

      WTH is an American? Canada, US, Mexico are all in North America. Look in your Map. Also, the world isn’t flat.

      P.S. If you meant Whites, they’re not American, and the Whites molest, rape, and kill kids on a daily basis. Look at the statistics. It’s in every other story. Coaches, Teacher, Priests, Pastors, Etc. Etc. White even molest and Kill their own children.

      1. Everyday Guy says:

        Kim? Korean? and you guys eat your kids, dogs, cow peniz, etc?

    3. Michael J. McDermott says:

      Probably becasue of the roaches, but he will paint. . .

  5. Rick says:

    Hey little girl, will you pick my tool up?

  6. Andrew J. says:

    Wow! I never pay attention to the idiotic post, but I just had to comment on the ignorance: It’s scary to know there are people as ignorant and just straight up as stupid as you(Gary & others…u know who u r). God Bless America! I mean it cuz I love this country and pray for the day we can stop making reference to race and just look at each other as Americans. I know it’s hard but we have to try you guys. God Bless

  7. Summer Forbes says:

    Surprise… it’s ANOTHER Latino.

    They love those preteen little girls.

  8. Jose Rodriguez says:

    I believe they arrested a wrong person. Mexican never molest little girls and we will never committ lewd act on woman like that. Other than that, I have never seen a sex crime news that was related to mexican, no.

    To all mexican people, I will look after you.

  9. Jesus Diaz @ gizmodo says:

    Nah~~~ he looks too innocent to have committed crime like this. I trust other mexicans no matter what.

  10. Abe Frohman says:

    Although nothing in the article confirms his nationality, it is safe to say he is Mexican and not central or south American judging by how many more Mexicans reside here. If any of you have been on the Megan’s law website, you could see there that all colors and creeds are represented as deviant sex offenders. However, having said that, I find it troubling that in some parts of Mexico the age of consent for sex is 12.

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