June 21, 2017
Here is another story of a person using his authority over a California child to gain her trust and sexually assault her, causing the victim irreparable harm. This story again shows how important it is to guard against abuse and to contact our law firm for help in the event your child falls victim to a sexual predator.
Forty-one-year-old Norman Alexander Lozano of San Pablo was arrested in the first week of June by the San Pablo police on suspicion of child molestation
A news release from the San Pablo Police Department said that the owner of the NY Learning Center, a business that provides therapy to children, was charged with sexual abuse of a minor. This stems from his relationship with a young girl he allegedly took to motels for sex.
Defendant Facing 36 Felony Counts
The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office is handling the prosecution. All told, Lozano is charged with 36 felony counts related to sexual abuse of a minor. He’s being held in county jail with bail set at $10.9 million.
Authorities say that Lozano met the girl when she was just five years old. The offenses occurred when the girl was between 11 and 16, police say. The victim stated that Lozano took her to motels in various parts of West Contra Costa County where he committed the crimes.
The NY Learning Center is headquartered in Richmond and has locations in Fairfield and San Pablo. According to the business’s website, it offers “the most efficient and advanced ABA Assessments and Applied Behavioral Analyst therapy for children and young adults with developmental disabilities in California.” Therapy is offered at home, at the center, or in community settings, and is designed for children with autism and related developmental disorders.
One employee of the NY Learning Center expressed shock when hearing of Lozano’s arrest and the sexual abuse charges. Another said Lozano was involved only in the business side of the center and doesn’t interact with the children there. The police say that the minor victim Lozano allegedly abused isn’t a student at the Learning Center. Lozano is also a local restaurateur.
The San Pablo police are continuing their investigation and are requesting that anyone who may have information concerning the case contact Sgt. Jose Barajas at (510) 215-3150.
At the Cifarelli Law Firm, our mission is to hold the perpetrators of child abuse accountable for their heinous actions. The compensation we obtain for our victims won’t replace what was lost, but it can help pave the road to recovery.
Call us today to arrange a free consultation to discuss your situation with a professional and compassionate Cifarelli Law Attorney, at (949) 502-8600.