Anaheim daycare employee sentenced to 25 years to life for sexually assaulting two children

An Anaheim daycare employee was sentenced to 25 years to life today for sexually assaulting two children. Daniel Antonio Martinez, 20, Buena Park, pleaded guilty on Aug. 28, 2018, to the following felony counts:

  • (3) Lewd acts upon a child under 14
  • (3) Sexual penetration with a child under 10 years old

Sentencing Enhancements:

  • Multiple victims
  • Substantial sexual contact with a child

Martinez was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.

Circumstances of the Case

At the time of the crime, Martinez was employed in a position of trust with access to children at a daycare facility in Anaheim.

Between Aug. 1, 2016, and Nov. 9, 2016, Martinez sexually assaulted 6-year-old Jane Doe 1 and 7-year-old Jane Doe 2.

On Nov. 9, 2016, Jane Doe 1 told a family member she was experiencing pain. Martinez digitally penetrated the victim earlier that day. The victim’s family member reported the assault to the police.

The Anaheim Police Department (APD) identified Jane Doe 2 during their initial investigation. On Nov. 16, 2016, Martinez was arrested by APD.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer, Sexual Assault Unit

This article was released by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.