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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE

Case # 17CF3201

Date: December 19, 2017

PREGNANT MOTHER OF FOUR FACING LIFE IN PRISON FOR TORTURING 15-MONTH-OLD TWINS RESULTING IN BONE FRACTURES AND BRAIN BLEED

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

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Michelle Van Der Linden,Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486



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