5 children in Barstow reported to law enforcement that they had been tortured by their aunt and uncle in Rialto, and on Wednesday, the few was arrested, according to the Rialto Law enforcement Division.
The alleged abuse was reported to Rialto police in January immediately after it surfaced in an August 2021 investigation by the Barstow Law enforcement Section, Rialto police claimed in a news release.
The 5 minors, who vary in age from 11 to 17, lived with their aunt and uncle in the 1000 block of East Jackson Avenue in Rialto for 4 decades — 2017 to 2021 — all through which time they ended up subjected to “various types of physical abuse and torture together with branding, strangulation, and being shot with pellet guns,” police claimed.
As soon as they moved to Barstow to are living with a distinct relative very last yr, their new guardian documented the alleged abuse to Barstow police, which then contacted Rialto law enforcement, according to Cpl. Nic Parcher of the RPD.
Scarring and other physical evidence corroborated the children’s accounts, police extra, and Jessica Salas-Ruiz, 26, and Fernando Inzunza, 36, were being arrested on Wednesday.
Salas-Ruiz and Inzunza have been booked into the West Valley Detention Heart on several counts of corporal punishment of a youngster, with Inzunza struggling with an extra charge of torture, law enforcement said.
Inzunza is remaining held in lieu of $750,000 and was thanks to show up in Rancho Outstanding Court on May possibly 31, in accordance to jail data.
Salas-Ruiz did not look in a research of jail documents, although police claimed her bail has also been set at $750,000.
Any individual with data about the pair or the small children, which includes relatives users, close friends, instructors and other people, is questioned to get in touch with Lt. James Mills at 909-820-2632.
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