HESPERIA (CBSLA) — Authorities have arrested a 45-year-old elementary school janitor in Hesperia on accusations he molested a six-year-old student.
On Tuesday, deputies and detectives at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station received information that Pedro Martinez had allegedly molested a boy at the Maple Elementary School.READ MORE: Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision Strikes Apartment Building In Pacoima, Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Others Transported To Hospital
During their investigation, detectives said they located additional victims, who corroborated the first victim’s account.
Detectives from Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail joined the investigation.
Martinez was later arrested and booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. He is being accused of lewd acts with a child, oral copulation, kidnapping and sodomy.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among LAPD And LAFD Well Behind County Residents
The suspect has been a janitor at the elementary school since 2005.
Martinez is being held on $1 million bail.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims.MORE NEWS: Pursuit Suspect Attacks CHP Officers In Simi Valley
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station (909) 387-3615, Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).