Man Accused of Molesting 3 Girls at Wife's Day Care Center
The day care center is run out of the couple's home in Moreno Valley.
Ruben Avalos, 61 (Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)
Ruben Avalos was arrested on Thursday as he was picking up kids after school and taking them to the Carlos Family Child Care Center in the 16500 block of Tarano Lane.
Avalos was booked for investigation of sex with a child, forced oral copulation and lewd acts upon a child.
Riverside County Sheriff's Lt. Chad Bianco said deputies were led to Avalos by an alleged victim being treated at Riverside County Regional Medical Center.
All the alleged victims are under 14 years old, and the alleged crimes happened over the past several months.
Avalos' wife, Maria De La Luz Carlos, said only that she and her husband have been married 13 years, and he sometimes helps out with her day care center, which she operates out of their home.
Carlos Family Child Care has been licensed since November 2006 to care for up to 14 children, California Department of Social Services records show.
The department's Community Care Licensing Division is now investigating.