Friday, June 14, 2013

Government worker in Calif. arrested for child molestation, "large quantity" of child pornography

Santaananews
Neighbors described Ornelas as kind of a "Captain Kangaroo" for the kids 

 From KTLA.com, "Fmr. Teacher Arrested for Child Molestation After Tip From Brother":
Authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a former teacher and day care worker in Santa Ana in a child molestation case that may go back decades. 
Ruben Ornelas, 62, was arrested on Tuesday after police served a search warrant at his home in the 13000 block of Prospect Avenue. He was accused of molesting a girl, 12 years old or younger, from 1990 to 1995, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Teacher with the Santa Ana School District, Orange County
During the search, the task force found “a large quantity” of child pornography, according to the news release. They also uncovered evidence that there may be several additional victims of molestation, some possibly dating back to the 1980s, authorities said. Ornelas was being held on $1,000,000 bail. 
Ornelas worked as a teacher with the Santa Ana School District from 1992 to 2003, authorities said. He coached a local girls softball team during the same period. 
(Emphasis added.)

1 comment:

mitsukurina said...

So much for background checks.