Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson issued news Wednesday that officers arrested Lupe Almaguer, a Mammoth Lakes day care provider. Chief Watson said the man was booked on 5 counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child under 14.
Officials allege that Almaguer committed crimes of sexual abuse on two children in his care who are now adults.
Almaguer, estimated to be 50 years old, remained in Mono County Jail on $500,000 bail. Chief Watson and District Attorney George Booth issued a press statement that also sent a message to all parents and concerned citizens regarding the Almaguer case.
That release says that Lupe Almaguer of Mammoth was arrested for “crimes of sexual abuse against two children who were at one time in his care as a daycare provider. These two children are now adults.”
The news release goes on to say that the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County District Attorney’s Office are “still in the process of completing our investigation and we will not discuss publicly at this time any results or conclusions derived from our efforts.” The Police Chief and DA say that “Mr. Almaguer, the public, and concerned parents deserve a comprehensive investigation that is focused on finding the truth and achieving justice.”
Police and the DA have advice for parents who may have had children at Mr. Almaguer’s daycare facility. They ask that you do the following:
1. DO NOT question or interview your child or children regarding anything involving their time at Mr. Almaguer’s daycare facility, and
2. Immediately contact investigator Wade McCammond at the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, 760-932-5553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.