Police in Chino Hills arrest 56-year-old man on suspicion of sexually abusing a child over a two-year period

(Chino Hills Police photo)

Chino Hills police jailed a 56-year-old Victorville man Aug. 31 on suspicion of continuous sexual abuse of a child after an investigation opened in January, the department announced.

Carlos Manuel Zepeda was arrested at 6 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department headquarters at 655 E. Third St. in San Bernardino, according to San Bernardino County Court records.

He is being held on $750,000 bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious acts on a child, jail records show.

The victim reported to Chino Hills Police on Jan. 3 that she had been sexually assaulted by a friend of her mother, said Detective Vincente Quiroz.

“(The suspect) pushed himself on the victim for sexual gratification,” the detective said. “Through an extensive investigation, detectives learned of additional victims whose statements were similar to the victim.”

Detectives are seeking additional victims, Detective Quiroz said.

Anyone with information can call Chino Hills Police at (909) 364-2000 or the WeTip Hotline at (800) 782-7463.

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