Jose Lozano, Hesperia Pastor/Foster Dad, Arrested for Sexual Abuse of 2 Girls

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Jose Lozano, Hesperia Pastor/Foster Dad, Arrested for Sexual Abuse of 2 Girls

Jose Lozano, Hesperia Pastor/Foster Dad, Arrested for Sexual Abuse of 2 Girls

May 2, 2024

A San Bernardino County pastor and foster dad was arrested for sexually abusing two underage girls aged 10 and 16.

Jose Manuel Lozano, 54, a Hesperia resident, was taken into custody by law enforcement officials on April 25. He faces felony charges of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials confirmed.

Hesperia Police Department officers conducted an investigation into Lozano after receiving allegations of sexual abuse of minors. A foster dad and pastor at a local church, Lozano was identified as a sexual assault suspect by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s detectives. The investigation is ongoing.

Jose Lozano was booked at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto and is currently being held in lieu a $5,000,000.00 bail.

Detectives indicated that Lozano may have sexually abused additional victims. Law enforcement officials released his photo in an effort to encourage others to come forward and report crimes.

If you have information about a possible sexual assault committed by pastor and foster dad Jose Manuel Lozano, police urge you to report the crime through one of the following avenues:

  • Call Deputy Frankie Zavala at 760-947-1500
  • Call the Hesperia Police Station at 760-947-1500
  • Submit an anonymous tip via the WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or visit

Lozano is alleged to have committed “… continuous sexual abuse of minors” as a foster parent and pastor of a local church, authorities confirmed. Officials did not release the name of the church where Lozano had worked.

Child sexual abuse suspect Jose Lozano’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday at the Victorville branch of San Bernardino County Superior Court.

List of Southern California Pastors Who Have Been Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse committed by local pastors is an unfortunately common occurrence. The Dordulian Law Group (D Law Group) blog has featured a number of recent arrests involving pastors accused of sexual abuse:

These arrests and conviction highlight the prevalence of pastor child sexual abuse in Southern California.

But victims of child sexual abuse have options for getting justice under the law – including filing a civil lawsuit for financial damages with D Law Group’s elite group of sex crimes attorneys.

How to File a Hesperia Pastor Sexual Abuse Claim

A new California law – Assembly Bill 453 (AB 452) – eliminates the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse cases occurring on or after 2024. This means that any child who is a victim of sexual abuse is no longer bound to a deadline for filing a civil lawsuit in California.

D Law Group’s experienced and aggressive California childhood sexual abuse attorneys are ready to fight for justice on your behalf. We will tirelessly pursue all applicable damages for your Hesperia pastor sexual abuse case:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychological distress
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Medical costs (past & future)
  • Counseling and therapy costs (past & future)
  • Lost wages due to the abuse
  • Reduced future earning capacity as a result of the abuse
  • Punitive damages
  • Reduced quality of life

Additionally, California law mandates that in childhood sexual abuse cases where the victim is harmed as a result of “an effort to cover up past assaults,” the plaintiff may be eligible to recover treble damages.

What are Treble Damages in a California Childhood Sexual Abuse Lawsuit?

“Treble” equates to potentially triple the financial damages to be awarded in a civil case where a cover-up occurred.

D Law Group’s child sex abuse lawyers are standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you have regarding the civil litigation process. Our team is comprised of some of the most proven and experienced sex crimes attorneys in the nation. With more than 50 years’ combined experience, our dedicated child sex abuse attorneys have the results to demonstrate our legal prowess:

  • We have secured in excess of $200,000,000.00 for survivors and clients
  • We have maintained a consistent 98% winning record for all cases

When it comes to choosing the best child sex abuse lawyer to handle your case, don’t settle for anything less than the D Law Group advantage.

What if My Pastor/Foster Parent Sexual Abuse Happened Before 2024?

The new AB 452 legislation unfortunately does not apply retroactively to crimes occurring prior to 2024. However, survivors still have legal options and can file claims to secure justice.

For childhood sex crimes occurring before 2024, eligible survivors can still file a claim for financial compensation with D Law Group’s experienced Hesperia, California, pastor & foster patent child sexual abuse attorneys.

Deadlines for child sex abuse survivors’ civil lawsuits related to crimes occurring before 2024 are as follows:

  • By the victim’s 40th birthday
  • Up to 10 years from the date of the incident
  • Within three years of the reasonable discovery of injuries stemming from that crime (including post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD)
  • Within five years of the discovery of the abuse

If you experienced a sexual assault incident, don’t wait to file a claim. Contact our expert attorneys online or by phone for a free consultation today.

Don’t let the perpetrator of you or your child’s sex abuse evade accountability. Take the first step towards securing justice and maximum financial compensation by calling 866-GO-SEE-SAM to schedule a free and confidential child sexual abuse lawyer consultation.

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