Man Arrested for Child Cruelty After Handing His Child a Gun to Hide

Man Arrested for Child Cruelty After Handing His Child a Gun to Hide

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A Victorville man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a handgun he attempted to conceal by handing it to his 11-year-old daughter.


On July 10, 2019, a Victorville station deputy conducted a traffic stop on Village near Tawney Ridge Lane. As the deputies approached the vehicle, they could see the driver reaching toward the backseat of his vehicle. The driver, identified as 33-year-old Gerardo Mora was asked to get out of the vehicle. He exited the vehicle and the deputies learned that he was in possession of 15 grams of suspected methamphetamine. They also determined that he had handed a loaded firearm to his 11-year-old daughter who was in the backseat of the vehicle, and told her to hide it. Deputies recovered the loaded handgun, which was found to be stolen.


Through a records check it was determined that Mora was a convicted felon. He was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for for possession of a controlled substance while armed, carrying a stolen loaded firearm, child cruelty, and felon in possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on July 12, 2019. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy R. Polar or Deputy N. Collas at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

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