On Monday, December 30, 2019, an investigation was initiated by the Porterville Police Department, addressing allegations that Jose Luis Caballero Cortez had sexually abused children in his care.

Caballero and his wife operate a licensed daycare in Porterville, Caballero Family Child Care and have done so for twenty-two years. Further investigation by Porterville Police Detectives supported

the allegations, confirming a female juvenile victim and identifying multiple witnesses to the assaults.

Due to the sensitivity of the allegations, the ages of the involved children nor timeframe of the assaults are being released.

On Monday, January 6, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Jose Luis Cortez Caballero was arrested at the daycare facility, without incident, and booked into the custody of the Tulare County Sheriff on multiple counts of child molestation. Our Department is working closely with the California Community Care Licensing Division, who is conducting their own investigation as well.

Anyone who has had, or who knows of a child who may have had questionable contact with Jose Luis Cortez Caballero is urged to contact Porterville Police Detective Mark Lightfoot at (559) 782-7400.

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