MODESTO- Anthony Martin Minatre, 51 years old, was employed as a janitor at Stella Brockman Elementary School when he was charged with rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a juvenile and oral copulation of a person under 14 years old. 209 Times has yet to determine when his arraignment court date is.
Minatre is currently being held at the Stanislaus County Jail on $300,000 bail. According to Modesto Police Department’s Acting Public Safety Information Coordinator, Sharon Bear, this was reported to Modesto Police on 1/22 around 540 pm. Victim information and location are being kept confidential.
The following is a statement sent from Stella Brockman Elementary School’s principal on 1/23/2020:
Stella Brockman Families; I regret to inform you that a custodian from our school was arrested on January 22, 2020. Although the arrest did not occur on school property nor was it related to their employment in our District, it is our District’s intent to fully cooperate with the Modesto Police Department. The employee will not be on campus during the investigation. Additionally, we will aggressively pursue appropriate administrative action up to the removal of the employee, if justified. The safety and well‐being of our students is always our highest priority. All safety policies and procedures will continue to be followed.