ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
 
 

Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff 
Office: 714-347-8408 
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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

Case # 16NF3178

Date: November 18, 2016

OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF ANAHEIM DAYCARE EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO CHILDREN

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a daycare employee who was charged today with sexually assaulting two children at work in Anaheim. Daniel Antonio Martinez, 18, Buena Park, is charged with three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 and three felony counts of sexual penetration with a child under 10 years old, with sentencing enhancement allegations for multiple victims and substantial sexual contact with a child. He is being held on $1 million bail and faces a maximum sentence of 75 years to life in state prison if convicted. Martinez is scheduled to be arraigned today, Nov. 18, 2016, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.

At the time of the crime, Martinez was employed in a position of trust with access to children at a daycare facility in Anaheim.

Between Aug. 1, 2016, and Nov. 9, 2016, Martinez is accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old Jane Doe 1 and 7-year-old Jane Doe 2, including touching and penetrating the children’s vaginas.

On Nov. 9, 2016, Jane Doe #1 told a family member she was experiencing pain. Martinez is accused of digitally penetrating the victim earlier that day. The victim’s family member reported the assault to the police. The Anaheim Police Department (APD) identified Jane Doe #2 during their initial investigation.

On Nov. 16, 2016, Martinez was arrested by APD.

The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they may have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Brad Tanner at 714-347-8794.

Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 



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