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Corona Day Care Worker Suspected of Inappropriate Touching

After a day care worker was arrested following complaints that two girls were allegedly inappropriately touched by him, Corona police on Wednesday urged parents of boys and girls who attend the day care center to ask their children questions about the suspect.

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Miguel Flores, 26, was arrested Oct. 8, 2013, in connection with alleged inappropriate touching of children at Bixby Oaks day care in Corona, where he worked.

Miguel Flores, 26, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of kidnapping with intent to sexually assault a minor under age 14, according to a news release from the Corona Police Department.

Flores, a Corona resident, was a staff member at Bixby Oaks Childrens Center at 1412 Rimpau Ave. in Corona, police said.

The center’s director said Wednesday that Flores was a driver for Bixby Oaks but is no longer associated with the facility.

The guardian of an 11-year-old girl told police about “possible inappropriate sexual touching” of the girl, according to the news release.

Detectives talked to the girl and another 8-year-old girl who both provided information about alleged inappropriate interactions Flores, according to the news release.

Flores was arrested while on his way from the day care center to pick up children at local schools, police said.

The day care center has about 80 additional students enrolled, and police encouraged their parents to talk to the children about interactions with Flores.

The center provides care for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years, according to its website.

All parents will be called Wednesday about the allegations, Bixby Oaks director Yvette Talamante told KTLA.

Flores has been removed from the roster of drivers at the facility, Talamante said, adding that California’s day care licensing division has been notified about the situation.

Those who feel their child had inappropriate contact with Flores were asked to call Senior Detective Andy Bryant at 951-817-5789.

KTLA’s Rose Razeghi contributed to this report.

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