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3 men wanted for alleged sex abuse of girls

(Left to right) Jose Luis Pineda, Hector Huerta and Paul Angel Candelas are shown in undated file photos provided by the Montello Police Department. The three men are wanted for sexually abusing young girls.
January 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Montebello police are asking for the public's help to track down three men, suspected of sexually assaulting minor females.

The suspects were identified as Jose Luis Pineda, Paul Angel Candelas and Hector Huerta.

Police say Pineda allegedly sexually molested a 7-year-old girl. Investigators say he possibly drives a gray Nissan Altima with tinted windows. He is believed to work at El Rodeo Night Club on Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. He has two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.

Candelas is wanted for allegedly having sexual contact with a 6-year-old girl. It's unknown if he owns a vehicle. A felony warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Lastly, police say Huerta allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl. According to investigators, the case has been filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office's Sex Crimes Division, and a $300,000 warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Huerta, 29, is described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 245 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Authorities say he has ties to Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Texas and Mexico. He was last seen in Los Angeles on March 14, 2013. Officials say Huerta works at diesel repair shops as a mechanic and tire repairman.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of these three men, you're urged to contact the Montebello Police Department at (323) 887-1313.


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