ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 17CF3201
Date: December 19, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A pregnant mother of four is scheduled to be arraigned today and faces 26 years to life in prison for torturing 15-month-old twins in her care, resulting in multiple bone fractures and bleeding in the brain.
Defendant: Sacil Siglaly Lucero, 26, Santa Ana
Charged today with the following felony counts:
- Assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in paralysis
- (2) Torture
- Child abuse
- Sentencing Enhancement: Great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old
Maximum Sentence: 26 years to life in state prison
Arraignment: Dec. 19, 2017, time to be determined at Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
Bail: $1 million
Circumstances of the Case
- Between Nov. 1, 2017, and Dec. 16, 2017, Lucero is accused of torturing and abusing twin 15-month-old children in her care, Jane Doe and John Doe, which caused severe injuries including skull fractures, rib fractures, and bruising.
- On Dec. 16, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Lucero is accused of slamming Jane Doe’s head into a metal bed frame until she became unresponsive.
- The defendant is accused of asking a friend to take Jane Doe to receive treatment. The friend drove the victim to a local hospital, and medical staff contacted the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD).
- SAPD investigated this case and discovered John Doe recently sustained injuries including skull and rib fractures. SAPD took him to a local children’s hospital to receive treatment. Two older children in her care and the defendant’s unborn baby appeared unharmed.
- Jane Doe suffered from a brain bleed and partial paralysis, and is currently in critical condition.
- On Dec. 17, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Lucero was arrested by SAPD.
Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Terry Cleaveland, Family Protection Unit
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff
Michelle Van Der Linden,Spokesperson