Day care provider arrested for child abuse and torture
February 11, 2015
Santa Maria police arrested a 50-year-old private day-care provider Tuesday on child-abuse and torture charges.
After interviewing multiple victims and witnesses, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Georgina Imelda Ruiz-Bojorquez. Shortly after 9 a.m., officers arrested Ruiz-Bojorquez at her home.
The alleged torture and abuse took place between 1998 and 2005 and involved very young children, police said.
Police booked Ruiz-Bojorquez into the Santa Barbara County Jail on Tuesday with her bail set at $500,000.
“Based on the allegations of torture and, more recently, repeated physical abuse of young children, Santa Maria Police Department detectives believe there is a likelihood there are other victims and witnesses who have not yet been identified,” Van Meel said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the allegations to contact the Santa Maria Detective Bureau at (805) 928.3781.