Suspected child molester arrested; Wife ran day-care center
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A Shelltown man accused of molesting three young siblings enrolled in his wife's home day-care service is scheduled to be arraigned in a downtown courtroom Friday.
Hector Herrera, 52, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and booked into county jail on suspicion of committing lewd acts with minors, according to San Diego police.
The case came to light last weekend, when a 4-year-old girl told her mother about allegedly being molested several days earlier by Herrera at Shining Stars Daycare in the 3900 block of Boston Avenue, SDPD Lt. Rudy Tai said.
The youngster's two brothers, ages 6 and 8, subsequently alleged that they also had been inappropriately touched by Herrera, the lieutenant said.
Herrera's wife apparently was unaware the purported crimes had occurred.
“We are not looking at her as a suspect,” Tai told reporters.
Herrera was being held without bail pending arraignment.
His wife's business has been closed pending the results of an investigation by the Community Care Licensing Division of the state Department of Social Services, which monitors day-care facilities.