60 year old Bronx daycare owner Alberto Hernandez arrested repeatedly raping 10 year old girl over 4 years at the Maria Cortez Day Care Center. Potential other victims sought.
Alberto Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with 13 charges including rape, criminal sex act, coarse sex conduct with a child, sex abuse, sex contact with an individual under 11 years old and forcible touching.
He was arrested after a 13-year-old girl came forward on Monday and said Hernandez allegedly raped her from when she was six to the age of 10, according to a NYPD spokesperson.
Two days later he was arrested abc7ny reported.
The alleged rape took place at Maria Cortez Day Care, which is located in the Bronx.
Hernandez along with his wife operated the center for the past 25 years.
The day care is licensed and was run out of their home in Kingsbridge Heights, according to NBC.
Unclear is whether the Hernandez’s wife was aware or ought to have been aware of her husband’s alleged indiscretions. Also not clear is why the victim only now came forward and whether she’s been intimidated during the years of abuse and immediately afterward.
Hernandez is due to appear before a judge on Thursday.
Police are urging other potential victims that attended the day care to come forward.
Alberto Hernandez, 60,charged with repeatedly raping a girl between the ages 6 and 10 while she was enrobing his wife’s daycare center being walked by Special Victims detectives in the Bronx 5/2/19 pic.twitter.com/wRfj1VG5qy
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