A Hesperia couple was arrested on suspicion of torturing a 4-year-old girl after she swallowed a toxic substance.
Officers responded to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Tuesday after receiving reports of the girl swallowing a toxic substance. While at the hospital, officers found the girl with several injuries to her body, according to a news release from the Hesperia Police Department.
Police investigated and concluded that the girl had been tortured.
The girl’s mother Jamie Updegraff, 29, and step-father Jake Updegraff, 31, were booked in jail and charged with cruelty to a child, failure to provide care to a child and causing great bodily injury.
Officials said the girl is still at the hospital as of Monday morning.