A Big River couple were arrested Tuesday for endangerment and cruelty of a special needs child after an investigation by Child Protective Services.
On Tuesday at around 4 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station conducted a Child Protective Services investigation at a residence in Big River. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies say they discovered unhealthy living conditions with approximately 15 to 20 dogs living inside of the residence, insect activity, and rooms of the home in “severe disrepair.”
Through interviews, it was revealed that a 12-year-old victim with special needs had been subjected to severe punishment on numerous occasions.
As a result of the investigation, Norman Misaique and Ann Jorgensen were arrested for PC 273 a (a) – Child Endangerment/Cruelty. Both suspects were booked into the Department’s Colorado River Station jail, where they are being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The 12-year-old victim and two other children in the home were removed and placed into the care of Children and Family Services.