San Mateo police, with cooperation from the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, arrested an after school child-care aide Friday, Oct. 25 on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a child under 14 and child annoyance, according to a joint press release by the police and district.
The aide, Eric Michael Renz, a 20-year-old Millbrae resident, was booked into San Mateo County Jail. The victim in this case is a girl at Horrall Elementary School, according to the release.
Police received a referral on Oct. 21 about the alleged incident, which occurred Oct. 18. The district, upon learning of the incident, immediately removed Renz from any contact with children and provided information to police to assist with the investigation, according to the release.
The investigation revealed that, while sitting with the victim, Renz allegedly kissed the girl and touched her inappropriately, according to police.
Interviews were conducted with the victim and detectives established probable cause for an arrest, according to the release.
Anyone with information regarding this case, or who believes that another case may exist with the suspect, may contact the San Mateo police’s investigations department at 522-7650.