Man Arrested For Molesting Elderly Patients at Santa Monica Old Age Homes
Juan Victor Mendoza, a 55-year-old male, for his involvement in multiple sexual assaults against elderly patients at care facilities
September 18, 2020
A man has been arrested for molesting elderly patients at Santa Monica area old age homes, authorities say. The press release from Santa Monica Police Dept's Lt. Joseph Cortez reads as follows:
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office – Airport Branch has filed charges on Juan Victor Mendoza, a 55-year-old male, for his involvement in multiple sexual assaults against elderly patients at care facilities. These assaults occurred between 2012 and 2018.
In 2019, Mendoza was arrested for one sexual assault allegation on an elderly victim in Santa Monica but was shortly out on bail. While awaiting court proceedings, SMPD Detectives received additional information regarding three other elderly victims who had all claimed Mendoza had conducted similar sexual acts with them.
On September 9, 2020, SMPD Detectives re-arrested Mendoza for the additional allegations. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has filed four felony counts against Mendoza. Mendoza is currently in custody with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with a bail of $250,000. The Santa Monica Police Department believes Mendoza may be responsible for additional crimes in the Los Angeles area.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Nicole Murphy at (310) 458-8941 or [email protected]; Sergeant Artis Williams at (310) 458-8475; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.