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Sugarloaf parents arrested for abusing 22-month-old daughter

A map indicates the area around the 800 block of Sunset Lane in Sugarloaf, Calif., where sheriff's deputies arrested the parents of a 22-month-old girl on suspicion of child abuse on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
July 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two Sugarloaf parents were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of abusing their 22-month-old daughter, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the Bear Valley Hospital on Tuesday on reports of a 22-month-old girl with injuries to her head and body, authorities said. She was taken to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital for further treatment.

Forensic pediatricians at the children's hospital performed examinations revealing she had extensive injuries, which they suspected were caused by abuse.

Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail assumed the investigation and subsequently arrested the girl's parents at their Sugarloaf home on the 800 block of Sunset Lane.

Aaron Wayne Degrise, 18, was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center on suspicion of torture and assaulting a child causing coma. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

The girl's mother, 17, was arrested and booked at the San Bernardino Juvenile Hall on suspicion of willfully causing or permitting a child to be injured. Because she is a juvenile, she is being held with no bail.


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