Husband of Daycare Operator Charged With Sexual Assault of a Child

EL PASO, TX - On Thursday, public records were released and reported by ElPasoProud.com concerning the arrest of Jose de Jesus Arteaga, 71, in Central El Paso. 

Arteaga was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center on one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child on May 29. He posted a $75,000 bond on June 8.

ElPasoProud.com said Arteaga’s wife operates the Fun and Funny Daycare. Court records said the daycare is accessible through the rear of the couple’s home.

Police allege that Arteaga sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl between August 2016 and May 2017 before she came forward with the allegations. He was accused of sexually assaulting the girl while his wife was not at the daycare.

Police said their Crimes Against Persons unit would like to know if there are other victims.  Anyone with information can call (915) 212-0382.


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