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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: August 21, 2014


INCIDENT: PC 288.5(a) - Continuous sexual abuse of a minor


LOCATION: County area of San Bernardino and City of Highland


SUSPECT: Manuel Rivera Hernandez, 71 years old, San Bernardino


VICTIM(S): Confidential - Two female juveniles


In June of 2014, Central Station deputies received a report from two victims that Manuel Hernandez sexually abused them while in his care several years ago.  During the investigation, detectives determined Hernandez repeatedly abused the girls over a four year period, between 2008 and 2011.  During that time, the girls were under 14 years of age and in his care almost daily. The acts occurred in several locations in San Bernardino County. 


On Thursday, August 21, 2014 Hernandez was arrested for violation of Penal Code 288.5(a), Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor and booked at the Central Detention Center.  He is being held on $350,000 bail.  


The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Clifford at (909)387-3615.



Refer:             Detective David Clifford


Station:          Crimes Against Children - Specialized Investigations


Phone No.     (909)387-3615


Case No.       011401899

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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