4-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Abused by Hesperia Mother, Step-Father

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    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.

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