2 arrested on suspicion of abusing disabled people at Rancho Cucamonga facility

Roselina Sihotang, left, and Marselyn Sihotang, right, are shown in mugshots taken by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. (KABC)

Two women were arrested on suspicion of abusing disabled clients at a care facility in Rancho Cucamonga.

Detectives with the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, along with other local and state authorities, issued a search warrant at the Anyelir House located on Lemon Avenue on Friday. The home provides lodging and care services for people with varying levels of disabilities.

The investigation was sparked after state licensing authorities were contacted by a prior employee who said clients at the facility were being abused and neglected.

During the investigation, detectives identified two victims of past physical abuse by staff members. Evidence detectives gathered also supported the allegations of abuse although the victims could not communicate with police.

Marselyn Sihotang and Roselina Sihotang were arrested Friday and booked into the West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of dependent adult abuse.

All clients inside the home were removed pending an independent investigation conducted by state licensing officials.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims who have been abused by the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Beitler or Detective J. Marshall at the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800.

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