News headline from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department:
The Crimes Against Children Detail received information from the Department of Children and Family Services (CFS) regarding a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl who were at the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital with injuries suspected of being caused by abuse.
Further investigation showed that Alicia Mendoza, 24, identified as a transient, is the mother of four children ages 1-1/2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and 6 years old. Mendoza recently relinquished custody of her 1-1/2 year old to CFS.
On May 14, 2012 Mendoza attended visitation at the Rancho Cucamonga CFS Office with the 1-1/2 year old child and brought the 3- and 6-year-old children with her. The 3-year-old had bruises on her face and body and had over 50 small, circular burn marks on her back, buttocks, and right ankle.
CFS took the children into protective custody and transported them to the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital for examination by a Forensic Pediatrician. The examination and interview with the children revealed that the burns on the 3-year-old’s body were caused by a stun gun. The 6-year-old also had burn marks on his back.
The victims reported that Louie Montenegro and Robert Montenegro, both reported as 20 years old and residents of Montclair, repeatedly shocked both children with a stun gun.
Detectives from the Specialized Enforcement Detail and the Crimes Against Children Detail served a search warrant at Louie and Robert Montenegros’ residence in the 10300 block of Ramona Street in Montclair.
Louie and Robert Montenegro were arrested for torture and Mendoza was arrested for failure to protect her children. They were booked at the West Valley Detention Center. Louie and Robert Montenegro are being held on $800,000 bail, as well as both having fugitive warrants out of Kansas. Mendoza is being held on $800.00 bail.
All four children are in protective custody.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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