Santa Maria Man Arrested for Child Abuse
March 28, 2016
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
On the morning of Monday, March 28, 2016 at approximately 0040 hours, SMPD Officers responded to a confidential residence in the City of Santa Maria. Upon their arrival, Officers contacted 25 year old Santa Maria resident, Daniel James Moreno. Moreno was arrested for the continual sexual abuse of a child under Penal Code section 288.5. Moreno was subsequently booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.
Over the course of the investigation, investigators have learned that Moreno is a youth leader in a local church and he also coaches youth sports, therefore, we are seeking out persons who might have further information concerning this investigation or other related crimes.
This investigation is ongoing and the SMPD requests any information be directed to the Investigations Division at 805-928-3781.