OXNARD, Calif. - An Oxnard man, the husband of a local daycare operator, has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of sexually assaulting children at that daycare, according to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office.
Seventy-year-old Salomon Pineda Martinez is charged with engaging in sex with a child under the age of 11 on at least one occasion, and "touching the child with lewd intent." The complaint also alleges Martinez touched a different child under 14 on multiple occasions.
Martinez is the husband of the operator of Martinez Family Child Care on South K Street in Oxnard, and the alleged victims were both children who attended the daycare. Martinez was arrested last week and is being held on $2 million bail.
Martinez appeared before a judge Monday for an arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty. A bail hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 27.