HESPERIA, Calif. – A Maple Elementary School janitor was arrested for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old student.
The investigation began when the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station received information that Pedro Martinez, 45, of Hesperia, had molested a 6-year-old boy at Maple Elementary School in Hesperia. Through investigation, it was learned that there were additional victims who all corroborated the first victim’s disclosure.
Martinez who was a Maple Elementary School janitor since 2005 was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. He is facing charges which include Lewd Act with a Child, Oral Copulation, Kidnapping, and Sodomy.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are releasing Martinez’s booking photo. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station or at Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).
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