Grover Beach woman sprays pesticide in child’s face
June 27, 2014
Grover Beach police arrested a woman Wednesday evening for spraying a child in the face with a weed killer.
Detectives have not yet determined a motive, but police say that 60-year-old Julie Wilhelmina Rodenhuis approached a seven-year-old and sprayed pesticide in the child’s eyes. The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in a condominium complex at 676 North 12th Street in Grover Beach.
Family members immediately treated the child until medical responders arrived. The child received further treatment at a local hospital and was released.
Officers charged Rodenhuis with child endangerment, assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious child endangerment. Rodenhuis could receive addition charges.
She is currently in San Luis Obispo County Jail on a $100,000 bond.