Last Updated: 7/13/2020
One of the owners of family-run daycare Caballero Family Child Care has been arrested on multiple counts of child molestation for allegedly sexually abusing a girl at the home daycare in Porterville.
The Porterville Police Department began investigating Caballero on December 30 after receiving a report that he had sexually abused a young girl at the daycare. According to the authorities, several witnesses have confirmed the allegations of abuse.
Caballero was arrested at the daycare on Monday, January 6 at around 7:30 a.m.
Police have not released some key details at this time, including the girl’s age and the time frame when the abuse is believed to have taken place.
The authorities believe that there could be more victims. Caballero and his wife have operated the licensed Caballero Family Child Care for 22 years. Anyone who has experienced inappropriate behavior by Caballero, or whose child has, is encouraged to contact Detective Mark Lightfoot at (559) 782-7400.
Sex abuse lawyer, Bobby Thompson, has offered to contribute his thoughts on how daycare sex abuse victims and their families can find justice.
“The safety of the children at daycares, preschools, and other childcare centers remains the first priority of every establishment. When a daycare employee or owner is accused of child molestation, the victims and their parents must be aware of their legal rights. Many of these cases are preventable and happen because of negligence or outright malice; therefore, a lawsuit against the daycare itself is likely,” stated Mr. Thompson.