Day care aide arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old
SAN JOSE » An 18-year- old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child half his age at a South San Jose day care center, and police are searching for additional victims.
The suspect was not identified because he was a minor at the time of the alleged crime.
Police said they were notified Wednesday that an aide at Jumping Up Learning Centers in the 5900 block of Almaden Expressway had “inappropriately touched” a 9-year- old child.
The aide was arrested near the business without incident and booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor under the age of 14, according to police.
Detectives are working with Jumping Up Learning Centers to identify other potential victims.
The business did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Christian Mendoza or Detective Sergeant Brian Spears at 408- 5371397, or leave at tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947- STOP (7867) or svcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.