Former San Jose daycare employee in custody on suspicion of kid molestation – SFBay

Police arrested a 36-year-old Lathrop man who was suspected of fornication and sex with minors at a former daycare center in San Jose.

The alleged harassment came while John Mario Cortez Jr. was helping with the day-to-day care of children attending Growing at Grace Daycare at 3059 Centerwood Way, police said in a press release on Monday.

San Jose police identified three children who alleged Cortez molested and / or molested them at the daycare during its operations from 2013 to 2017. The age of the victims is between 3 and 8 years at the time of the incidents.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has indicted Cortez in eight cases of indecent acts with a minor child under the age of 14 and one case of sexual act with a minor under the age of 10.

Anyone with information on the case or any other case involving Cortez is encouraged to contact Detective Ramos # 4371 of the San Jose Police Department at (408) 537-1397.

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