Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dad arrested after 18-month-old, 4-month-old daughters found beaten, bound, and gagged (Rubidoux, California)

What kind of sick sh** is this?

Dad JEREMIAH SCOTT has been arrested after his two young daughters--just 18 months and 4 months of age!--were found beaten, bound, and gagged. He has been charged with attempted murder, torture, and child abuse.

Man arrested in child abuse case near Rubidoux
10:31 PM PST on Friday, February 26, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

A man was jailed Friday after his young daughters were found beaten, bound and gagged in a house near Rubidoux, deputies said.

Jeremiah Scott, 23, was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder, torture and child abuse, and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Riverside County sheriff's deputies went to the house just after 1 p.m. after another adult there had found the girls, ages 18 months and 4 months, tied up and left on a bedroom floor, said Sgt. Steve Brown.

"When they learned what was occurring, they contacted law enforcement," Brown said of the witness, who is not considered a suspect.

Both girls had nonlife-threatening injuries to their faces and heads and were taken to a local hospital, he said. A motive is unknown.

"This is a very unusual case," Brown said.

Scott, the girls' biological father, had fled the house before deputies arrived. He was arrested 20 minutes later, still in the neighborhood north of Limonite Avenue.

No additional details were available Friday evening.