• Public’s Help Sought in Riverside Daycare Molestation Investigation

    A 73-year-old Riverside daycare operator accused of molesting three children under his supervision over several years may be responsible for additional assaults, and authorities Tuesday asked for anyone with information to come forward. David Diaz was arrested and charged last week with 11 counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor. Diaz made his […]

  • Coachella Valley School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty to Molesting 11-Year-Old

    A former Coachella Valley school bus driver pleaded guilty Thursday to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl multiple times while on the job in 2018, and he faces up to 16 years in state prison. Samuel Ortega, 60, was arrested at his Cathedral City home on Jan. 24, 2019, following an investigation that began months earlier, […]

  • Thermal School Bus Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Molesting 3 Girls

    A school bus driver for the Coachella Valley Unified School District pleaded not guilty Tuesday to molesting three girls while on the job a decade ago. Jose Luis Moncada, 64, of Desert Hot Springs, is charged with eight counts of committing lewd acts with a child under 14 years old, along with sentence-enhancing allegations of […]

  • Probationer Who Grabbed Boy in Lake Elsinore Found Mentally Incompetent

    A 30-year-old probationer who tried to abduct a young boy from a Lake Elsinore park will be sent to a state mental hospital for an indeterminate period rather than prison after a Riverside jury found he was mentally incompetent and not aware of what he was doing. Following two days of deliberations, jurors in the […]

  • Bail Reduced For Thermal Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Underage Relative

    A Thermal man charged with molesting a teenage relative had his bail reduced Wednesday from $1 million to $55,000, in the wake of the dismissal of a kidnapping count. The bail reduction approved by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Burke Strunsky came two weeks after another judge ordered 36-year-old Elit Barroso Miranda to stand trial […]

  • Coachella Valley Man Accused of Lewd Acts on Children Under 14

    Charges were filed Friday against a 67-year-old Coachella Valley man charged with committing lewd acts on multiple children. Ysidro Anaya Sanchez was arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies from the Coachella station, following an investigation that began on Dec. 3, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Robyn Flores. Prosecutors charged Sanchez with five counts of committing […]

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