Santa Maria church leader arrested for child molestation
March 29, 2016
A 25-year-old Santa Maria man who is both a youth sports coach and a local church leader for youth is accused of sexually abusing a child. Police arrested Daniel James Moreno early Monday morning.
Around 12:40 a.m., officers responded to a Santa Maria home and contacted Moreno. They arrested him for continual sexual abuse of a child, according to a Santa Maria Police Department news release.
Officers booked Moreno in Santa Barbara County Jail. Santa Maria police did not release other details about the case.
An investigation into the case is ongoing. Investigators are seeking anyone who has more information about the case or other related crimes.