4-Year-Old Girl Reports Daycare Molestation

Victim's older brothers also allege "inappropriate touching"

By Michael Gehlken
|  Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  Updated 1:52 PM PDT
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4-Year-Old Girl Reports Daycare Molestation

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A Shelltown daycare provider’s husband was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a 4-year-old girl reported to her parents the man molested her, San Diego police said.

Hector Herrera, 52, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. after allegedly molesting the victim at the Shining Stars Daycare at 3963 Boston Ave.

The victim’s two older brothers, ages 6 and 8, also reported Herrera committed “inappropriate touching” against them, San Diego police aid.

Herrera was booked into county jail for Lewd Acts with a Child under 14 of age.

The Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services , which monitors child care services, has shut down Shining Stars Daycare indefinitely while it undergoes an investigation.

The daycare was run out of a house.

Police child abuse detectives are continuing their investigation and will hold a 2 p.m. media conference.

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