Lompoc foster mother arrested for child abuse
May 6, 2014
Lompoc police arrested a 37-year-old woman last week for physically abusing a boy she was raising as a foster child. [KEYT]
A week ago, Santa Barbara County Child Welfare Services received a tip about physical abuse of a 9-year-old boy in the foster care system. CWS passed the information onto Lompoc police and detectives arrested foster mother Laura Duarte at her home.
After the arrest, Duarte admitted to committing several acts of abuse on the 9-year-old.
Duarte is charged with felony child abuse. Officers booked her in Santa Barbara County Jail on $100,000 bail.