Riverside Daycare Provider Ladislao Diaz-Cuevas Arrested On Suspicion of Child Sexual Abuse
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (February 13, 2023) – A Riverside daycare provider identified as Ladislao Diaz-Cuevas was arrested and charged with child sexual abuse, according to county officials.
Riverside Police department officials are saying that arrest took place after two victims came forward. Ladislao Diaz-Cuevas operates Little Steps Family Daycare which is located on the 11000 block of Oriole Drive.
Detectives said that one allegation was reported in January, 2023. A second allegation was made in December, 2022. Ladislao Diaz-Cuevas was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14. He is currently being held on a $500,000 bail.
Riverside officials believe that there may be other victims who have not been identified. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Riverside County Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse is far more common than many people realize. In fact, many instances of abuse are never even reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “About 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys in the United States experience child sexual abuse. Someone known and trusted by the child or child’s family members, perpetrates 91% of child sexual abuse.” There are a number of signs that parents should look for which could indicate child sexual abuse.
- Children who are sexually abused might experience recurring nightmares.
- Children who are sexually abused are more prone to anxiety and panic disorders.
- Children who are sexually abused may develop an aversion to being hugged or touched.
- Children who are sexually abused may do everything they can to avoid certain people or places.
Pursuant to California Penal Code 288, it is a crime for a person to commit any lewd or lascivious act on a child under 16 years of age. This includes touching a child’s body for sexual purposes. The touching does not need to be on the bare skin of the child. According to California Penal Code 647.6, it is a crime for an adult to behave in any sexual way with a minor.
In addition to criminal charges, a daycare could be held liable for the sexual abuse of a child carried out by one of its employees. Day cares have a legal obligation to provide children with a reasonably safe environment. When a daycare fails to take the necessary steps to protect children from sexual abuse, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any instance of suspected sexual abuse at a daycare.
- A police report should be created.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Sexual abuse is one of the most difficult and traumatic experiences that a child can go through. Survivors are at an increased risk of many physical and psychological ailments. The family of any child that is the victim of sexual abuse may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A sexual abuse attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Riverside County Daycare Sexual Abuse
We at the Carrillo Law Firm, LLP extend our deepest sympathies to all of the children and families who went to this daycare. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. It is our sincere hope that more steps are taken to prevent childhood sexual abuse across Riverside County.
Have you or someone that you care about been the victim of sexual abuse in Riverside County? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of sexual abuse attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that abuse victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any particular incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 626-799-9375.