School Bus Driver From Twentynine Palms, Arrested for Child Molestation, Child Porn

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Alex Gomez, 57, was arrested for child molestation and possession of child pornography on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A 57-year-old school bus driver from Twentynine Palms was arrested for child molestation and possession of child pornography, authorities revealed Friday.

Alex Gomez was taken into custody Thursday after detectives served a warrant at his home in the 4600 Block of Mesquite Springs, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Inside the home, investigators from the sheriff’s┬áMorongo Basin Station recovered evidence of child molestation and child pornography, the release stated.

Gomez was charged with possession of child pornography and lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14 in connection with two female juveniles, ages 4 and 8 years old, the release stated.

It was not clear what initially led detectives to investigate Gomez.

Detectives believed these crimes occurred while Gomez worked as a bus driver and were concerned there may be other victims.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation was urged to contact Detective Heidi Hague at 760-366-4175.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous were urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at http://www.wetip.com.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.