Husband Accused of Raping 6-Year-Old Girl at Wife’s NYC Day Care Until She Turned 10

Officials say the alleged rape started when the girl was 6 and continued until she was 10 years old

What to Know

  • Alberto Hernandez, 60, is accused of raping a young girl at a Bronx day care center on Heath Avenue, officials say
  • A 13-year-old girl came forward with the allegations; authorities say the girl was raped over a four-year period, starting when she was 6
  • Police are now looking into whether there may have been other victims

The husband of a woman who runs a licensed day care in the Bronx has been accused of raping a little girl there for years, starting when she was just 6 years old, authorities say. 

Alberto Hernandez, 60, is charged with rape, criminal sex act, coarse sex conduct with a child, sex abuse, sex contact with an individual under 11 years old and forcible touching, according to authorities. Attorney information for Hernandez was immediately known. 

Hernandez said nothing as he was led out of the Special Victims Unit in the Bronx in handcuffs late Wednesday. 

Officials said late Wednesday that a 13-year-old girl came forward Monday with the allegations against Hernandez. Officials say the alleged rape started when the girl was six and continued for four years until she was 10 years old.

Hernandez’s wife runs the licensed day care, Maria Cortez, out of their home on Heath Avenue in Kingsbridge, authorities said.

Police are now looking into whether there may have been other victims. 

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