Highland deputies arrested Francisco Javier Oseguera Cervantes, 34, of Mira Loma on Tuesday, Aug. 6, for the sexual assault of two children.

According to a sheriff’s department press release, at about 12:18 p.m. on Tuesday, Child and Family Services deputies assigned to the Highland Police Department followed up with a referral from the San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services regarding allegations of sexual abuse to a female child.

Deputies conducted an investigation and discovered two female children were sexually abused over a period of time.

One child was recently sexually assaulted at a residence in Highland.

The other victim was sexually assaulted at multiple locations in Riverside County and Los Angeles County over a 10-year time period, which ended around 2016.

During the investigation, Cervantes was identified as the suspect.

Cervantes was interviewed regarding the allegations and, at the conclusion of the investigation, he was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center for PC 288(a), lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14.

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Cervantes was released from custody on bail.

Anyone with information regarding other victims, or information related to this investigation, is urged to contact detectives the Highland Police Station at (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.

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