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Daycare provider pleads guilty to four counts of child molestation

December 15, 2010

The Mammoth daycare provider arrested on alleged child sexual abuse charges in early October, Guadalupe "Lupe" Almaguer, plead guilty to four counts of child molestation at a Dec. 13 court hearing, according to Todd Graham, Mono County Deputy District Attorney.

"Mr. Guadalupe “Lupe” Almaguer pled guilty to four felony counts of child molestation of four victims while each victim was under the age of 14," Graham said in a press release.

"He also admitted a “one-strike” allegation for each count pursuant to Penal Code section 667.61(b), which subjects him to a possible prison term of 15-years-to-life for each count. His sentencing hearing is set in Bridgeport Superior Court on February 15th, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.

"He faces a maximum potential punishment in state prison of 60-years-to-life, and a minimum potential punishment in state prison of 15-years-to-life. He is ineligible for probation.”

Guadalupe "Lupe" Almaguer was arrested in early October on suspicion of child sexual abuse, and has been in the Mono County Jail since that time on $500,000 bail.

He has been prevented from being in any contact with any alleged or possible victims during that time.

Almaguer has been a daycare provider for dozens of Mammoth children for at least 15 years, and was well-liked and trusted by the community.

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