Thursday, December 11, 2014

Custodial dad, step convicted of torture, child abuse in starvation, beating of children (San Bernardino, California)

We've posted once on this case before. So far, I have seen no explanation as to how this vicious father got custody, who gave it to him, or what happened to the mother of these children. With a man like this, you got to wonder whatever happened to her, as it's highly likely he dished out the similar torture tactics on her.

Dad is identified as ERIK AUSTIN FLORES.

Father, girlfriend convicted of starving children

The Associated Press
December 11, 2014 Updated 7 hours ago

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A Southern California father and his girlfriend have been found guilty of torture and child abuse for starving two of his children and beating a third.

A San Bernardino County jury convicted 30-year-old Erik Austin Flores and 23-year-old Mariah Rita Sugg of Hesperia on Wednesday. Each faces 20 years to life in prison when they're sentenced next month.

Prosecutors say the 4-year-old and 5-year-old children suffered permanent height loss because of their malnutrition and resembled concentration camp survivors when they were found and taken in by authorities earlier this year.

The third victim who did not starve because he was fed at school testified that Sugg would beat him and his siblings, make them do exercises for hours and make them stand in the corner for entire days.