A 14-year-old boy was arrested this afternoon by Placer County sheriff's detectives on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor an Auburn-area day care center.
The center, Colored Pencils Preschool and Child Care,at 1335 Luther Road, was shut down today by the state Department of Social Services, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.
The boy, whose name has not been released because of his age, was taken into custody at the day care center. Officials said he is related to the preschool owner.
He was being questioned this afternoon at the Placer County Sheriff's Office and is to be booked at Placer County Juvenile Hall in Auburn.
The case is being investigated by the Sheriff's Department and the state Department of Social Services.