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Pedro Martinez

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

INCIDENT: PC 288(a), Lewd Act with a Child; PC 289, Oral Copulation; PC 207, Kidnapping; PC 286, Sodomy

LOCATION: Maple Elementary School, Hesperia

VICTIM: Six-year-old male

SUSPECT: Pedro Martinez, Hispanic Male, 45-years-old, Hesperia

BAIL AMOUNT: $1,000,000

SUMMARY:

On January 22, 2019, deputies and detectives at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station received information, Pedro Martinez had molested a six-year-old male victim at the Maple Elementary School in Hesperia. Through their investigation, they located additional victims, who corroborated the first victim’s disclosure. Detectives from Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail joined the investigation. Martinez was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.

Martinez has been a janitor at the Maple Elementary School in Hesperia since 2005. 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).

Refer: Detective Josette Tracy, Crimes Against Children Detail or Detective Jake Laduke, Hesperia Station

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Case No. 191900568

Phone No. (909) 387-3615

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department