Oceano man arrested for sexual assault
March 17, 2012
Santa Maria police arrested an Oceano man on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting three girls over several years.
Gildardo Maximino Mendoza, 48, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and committing lewd and lascivious acts on the girls, now between the ages of 8 and 14.
Mendoza knew the girls and police said he confessed to molesting two of the children and having sex with the third.