On March 10, 2020, Santa Ana Police arrested Jesus Herrera, a 43-year-old resident of Santa Ana for child abuse. Police investigated allegations made by a 12-year-old girl that reported being sexually molested by Herrera when she was only 7-years-old. The victim was being cared for by Herrera’s mother, who was running an unlicensed day care facility from her home.
In 2019, Santa Ana Police arrested Herrera after investigating similar allegations of child abuse made against him. The victim in that case is now 19-years-old and reported she was sexually assaulted by Herrera when she was 10-years-old. Both victims were being cared for by Herrera’s mother at the day care and both cases occurred in a similar fashion.
Herrera was arrested following this investigation and was booked at the Orange County Jail for multiple Child Molest charges. His bail has been set at $1,000,000.00.
Santa Ana Police Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking that anyone who might have information to contact Detective Mario Lopez at 714 245-8530, firstname.lastname@example.org or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.