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Daycare provider arraigned on more counts of child sexual abuse

November 17, 2010

Mammoth daycare provider Lupe Almaguer, who was arrested in early October on child sexual abuse allegations, was arraigned Nov. 16 in Bridgeport on two additional "criminal complaints" of child sexual abuse, bringing the total number to four complaints, according to Wade McCammond, Mono County District Attorney's chief investigator.

Almageur was present for the arraignment, McCammond said.

Almageur's next appearance in court is scheduled for Dec. 14, where the judge and the court will decide when, or if, to schedule a preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is the proceeding where a decision whether there is "probable cause to try a defendant" occurs, McCammond said.

Almaguer is being held in the Mono County jail in Bridgeport on $500,000 bail and has been ordered to have absolutely no contact with any alleged victims.

McCammond said the incidents that Almageur was arraigned for occurred between 1994 and 2010, but did not release any other information about the alleged victims.

Judge Stan Eller presided over the arraignment Tuesday.

Almaguer was arrested in Mammoth on Oct. 5 on several counts of child sexual abuse against two children, now adults. He was later arraigned on two criminal complaints of child sexual abuse.

That number increased to four as of this week, due to new evidence, McCammond said.

He is a long-time Mammoth daycare provider, and was well-loved and trusted in the community.

Concerned parents or anyone with information regarding this case can contact McCammond at the District Attorney's office at 932-5553.

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