Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dad arrested for abusing 8- and 10-year-old sons; also accused of pimping them and forcing them into prostitution (Stockton, California)

What happened to the mother of these children? Is JOHN BAXTER a single or custodial father? Notice that the woman who was arrested is NOT related to the kids.

So much back story that is not being told here....

Two arrests in child abuse probe

By The Record
May 29, 2014 12:00 AM

STOCKTON - A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday in south Stockton after a child-abuse investigation also turned up evidence of prostitution, authorities said.

The investigation began when an emergency room nurse contacted the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office on Monday to report a severe case of child abuse involving a 10-year-old boy, officials said. On Tuesday, detectives from the Sheriff's Office learned the victim's 8-year-old brother had also been abused, authorities said.

Investigators served a search warrant in the 2800 block of South El Dorado Street, where they uncovered evidence of pimping and prostitution, said Deputy Les Garcia, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

John Baxter, 31, the father of the two boys, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, child endangerment, pimping and pandering, and conspiracy, authorities said. Ashley Johnson, 25, who is not related to the child-abuse victims, was arrested on suspicion of pimping and pandering and conspiracy, officials said.