Police Friday asked for help identifying more victims who may have been assaulted by a counselor of special needs children who was arrested.
Daniel Velasco Moreno was taken into custody about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the 13100 block of Oxnard Street, near Ethel Avenue, in Sherman Oaks, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
He was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a minor 10 years of age or younger.
Velasco Moreno, 28, “was a counselor who worked with children with an absence or deficit in their attention span, language and social skills,” police said.
Police said the alleged assault that led to Velasco Moreno’s arrest took place between November 2019 and September 2020.
“This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are seeking any additional persons that may have been victimized by Daniel Velasco Moreno,” police said.
Anyone with information on the case can call Detective John Eastburn at 818-832-0918.
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