OPS security guard arrested for child sexual abuse

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(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha Public Schools security guard is arrested on child sexual abuse charges and police believe there may be more victims.

The Omaha Police Department says on September 13, their Child Victims Unit was notified of a victim, who is now an adult, that was disclosing she had been sexually assaulted by a family member roughly nine years ago when she was a child. The victim identified the family member as 39 year old Jose Luis Carreno. OPD says while detectives were investigating the incident, a second victim was identified on September 21. The second victim disclosed that Carreno, a security guard at Gomez Heritage Elementary School, had sexually assaulted her about three years ago while she was a student at the school.

Investigators say detectives were able to develop enough information to get an arrest warrant for Carreno on October 6th. Investigators say Carreno turned himself into police on Thursday, October 7th. Carreno is currently facing three counts of 1st degree sexual assault of a child and one count of 3rd degree sexual assault of a child, but detectives believe there may be additional victims who have not been identified at this time.

If you would like information about talking to your children about this topic, Project Harmony can provide guidance. They can be contacted at 402-595-1326. If you believe your child is a victim of child abuse, you are encouraged to call 911 or the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-652-1999. The Omaha Police Department Child Victims Unit is working with Omaha Public Schools, Project Harmony, and the Department of Health and Human Services regarding this incident. The case remains under investigation.

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