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Welfare Worker Arrested For Allegedly Molesting A 7-Year-Old

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A county welfare worker was arrested from his Atwater Village home after allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.Detectives say Luis Gonzalez, 62, also may have assaulted other victims in incidents going back to 1998, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. The alleged incident took place in Camarillo last November, according to Sgt. Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, KTLA reports.

Gonzalez has been a welfare eligibility case worker with L.A. County for the past nine years, meaning he has dealt directly with children in families with difficult circumstances. He’s being held at the East County Jail on a $1.1 million bail.

Investigators think there may be other victims in the Los Angeles area and encourage anyone with more information about Gonzalez to call them at (805) 383-8791.