Police arrested a 26-year-old mother of four Sunday in Santa Ana on suspicion she physically abused her 13-month-old twins.
Sacil Lucero, who’s pregnant with her fifth child, was jailed after one of her daughters was taken to UCI Medical Center unresponsive and lifeless, according to Santa Ana police.
Lucero claimed her daughter fell in the bathroom but the little girl had major trauma to her head and showed signs of physical abuse, police said. The child was last listed in very critical condition.
Lucero was interviewed by SAPD’s Special Crimes unit and allegedly admitted to intentionally causing the injuries to the child, police said.
Lucero was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and booked into the Orange County Jail, police said.
Detectives then checked on the welfare of Lucero’s other children and discovered the little girl’s twin brother had also been abused. The little boy was then taken to the hospital after it was found that he had suffered a skull fracture and multiple rib fractures.
Lucero then allegedly admitted to detectives that she was abusing the second child when she discovered she was pregnant again, police said. The other two children were unhurt and left in the custody of their father.
Anyone with information on Lucero was asked to call SAPD Detective Alex Partida at (714) 245-8660. Tipsters can also call OC Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
–City News Service
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