According to The Mercury News, at least one child was sexually abused by the owner's husband while enrolled at the East San Jose home daycare located on the 100 block of McGinness Avenue in San Jose, California 95127.
On November 22, 2021, 62-year-old Julio Cesar Carrasco-Diaz was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age. Carrasco-Diaz's wife has been working a registered family daycare out of their East San Jose home. As many as 14 children can be enrolled at one time. The abuse was said to have occurred between 2011 and 2019.
Police believe there could be additional victims due to his access to children on a daily basis over the past decade.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced California child sex abuse lawyer who has represented victims along with their families in civil lawsuits for years. He recently offered to share some thoughts on filing a lawsuit for sexual abuse at a home daycare.
"Parents trust daycares with the safety of their children. Daycare owners have a legal obligation to keep the kids safe from harm and abuse. While their main goals are to educate and help them develop socially, daycare providers should maintain that the facility is a safe environment. Daycare workers and helpers are positions that grant power and trust from their students. When that trust is broken, those responsible should be held accountable for their actions."
"If sexual abuse takes place at a home daycare, there should be an investigation to determine the truth about what occurred. Criminal charges will help the perpetrator be punished for their actions, but the victim is often left to suffer. No child should have to endure the actions of a sexual predator, and all parties should be held accountable. A civil lawsuit can help both the victim and the family get the financial compensation they deserve to pay for any therapy that may help them regain a sense of normalcy following such a tragic event. Victims are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine their best course of legal action."