The Mammoth daycare provider arrested on alleged child sexual abuse charges in early October, Guadalupe "Lupe" Almaguer, plead guilty to four counts of child molestation at a Dec. 13 court hearing, according to Todd Graham, Mono County Deputy District Attorney.
"Mr. Guadalupe â€śLupeâ€ť Almaguer pled guilty to four felony counts of child molestation of four victims while each victim was under the age of 14," Graham said in a press release.
"He also admitted a â€śone-strikeâ€ť allegation for each count pursuant to Penal Code section 667.61(b), which subjects him to a possible prison term of 15-years-to-life for each count. His sentencing hearing is set in Bridgeport Superior Court on February 15th, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.
"He faces a maximum potential punishment in state prison of 60-years-to-life, and a minimum potential punishment in state prison of 15-years-to-life. He is ineligible for probation.â€ť
Guadalupe "Lupe" Almaguer was arrested in early October on suspicion of child sexual abuse, and has been in the Mono County Jail since that time on $500,000 bail.
He has been prevented from being in any contact with any alleged or possible victims during that time.
Almaguer has been a daycare provider for dozens of Mammoth children for at least 15 years, and was well-liked and trusted by the community.