DATE/TIME: November 7, 2018 / 07:00 p.m.
INCIDENT: PC 288(a), Lewd and Lascivious Acts With A Child
PC 261.5 (d), Unlawful Sex with a Minor
LOCATION: 2200 Block of Ogden St., San Bernardino
11000 Block of Primrose Ave., Hesperia
SUSPECT: Jose Alfredo Ortiz-Hernandez, 33 years old, Hesperia
VICTIM(S): Confidential females
SUMMARY: Central Station has a dedicated Child and Adult Protective Services Deputy who investigates allegations of child and elder abuse. In October 2018, the deputy began an investigation on a referral from Children and Family Services. It was reported that two sisters who were 14 and 15 years of age were sexually abused by an adult.
On November 6, 2018, a victim disclosed to the investigator she was sexually abused by Jose Alfredo Ortiz-Hernandez multiple times and they began communicating through social media. Through the investigation, Ortiz-Hernandez had sexual intercourse with the victims numerous times in the county area of San Bernardino, Colton and Hesperia. Ortiz-Hernandez provided drugs to the victims and sexually assaulted them. Hesperia and Central Station investigators worked together on the investigation.
On November 7, 2018, Ortiz-Hernandez was arrested. He was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and charged with multiple felony sexual abuse crimes. Ortiz-Hernandez’s case has been adjudicated, he plead guilty to the charges and was sentenced to state prison which will require him to register as PC 290 Sex Registrant.
Ortiz-Hernandez is believed to have friended adolescents/teenagers and provided them with alcohol and drugs. Investigators believe there may be additional victims and urge the public to come forward if they have additional information on this case.
We urge the public to call or text law enforcement when they see suspicious activity. Witnessed and victims of crime can call Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers who want to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463), or they can use www.wetip.com.
Refer: Deputy B. Ortiz, Detective J. McDaniel
Station: Central Station, Hesperia Station
Phone No. 909-387-3545
Case No. 011803015, 11808788
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department