Janitor at Maple Elementary School in Hesperia Accused of Molesting 6-Year-Old Student

Pedro Martinez, seen in this booking photo from San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office, was arrested on suspicion of molesting a 6-year-old student at Maple Elementary School in Hesperia, where Martinez worked as a janitor.

Pedro Martinez, seen in this booking photo from San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office, was arrested on suspicion of molesting a 6-year-old student at Maple Elementary School in Hesperia, where Martinez worked as a janitor.

A janitor at a Hesperia elementary school was arrested Tuesday after being accused of molesting a six-year-old student.

Pedro Martinez, 45, was arrested after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies received information that he had molested a six-year-old boy at Maple Elementary School, where Martinez worked as a janitor.

Investigators located additional victims who corroborated the first victim’s claim, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

Martinez had reportedly been working as a janitor at the school since 2005, and investigators believe there may be additional victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

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