Hanford Parks and Rec Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Teens
HANFORD – Police arrested a part-time Hanford Parks and Recreation Department employee on Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of sexually abusing two teenage girls.
Jose Alberto Morales Donastorg, 29, was booked into Kings County Jail and faces up to 18 counts of sexual assault charges against minors, authorities said.
Donastorg came to the attention of the Hanford Police Department around four weeks ago after the department received an anonymous complaint claiming that a city employee by the name of Jose Donastorg had been involved with underage girls at Longfield Community Center, authorities said.
An investigation by a Hanford detective and school resource officers led to two possible victims. These girls – who were 14 and 15 at the time – were enrolled in a boxing class that Donastorg taught and developed a relationship with him two years ago that eventually turned sexual, police said.
Donastorg has been an employee with the city for three years and works as a supervisor and weight trainer at the community center.
Detectives are trying to determine if there are any other victims. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hanford Police Department at 585-2540.
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