A 55-year-old postal worker who became angry at an 11-year-old girl who laughed at him when he inadvertently went into the women’s restroom at a park in Commerce was in custody today on suspicion of cruelty to a child, sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies from the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station on Monday Feb. 4, were called to Bristow Park, where the girl told them the postal worker had choked her, said sheriff’s Sgt. Rich Pena.
Several witnesses verified that they had seen the postal worker become angry and choke the girl, he said.
Daniel Villasenor was located nearby and arrested. He was being held at the East Los Angeles station in lieu of $100,000 bail and was due in court today in East Los Angeles, according to the sheriff’s Inmate Information Center.
“The letter carrier has been placed in an emergency non-duty, non-pay status pending investigation and possible charges being filed. The incident is also being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service,” the United States Postal Service said in a statement.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.