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Friday May 24th, 2019 :: 09:40 a.m. PDT


Investigators with the Crimes Against Children Detail arrest a 25-year-old woman for Willful Cruelty to a Child

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 23, 2019

INCIDENT: PC 273a(a); Willful Cruelty to a Child

LOCATION: City of Rancho Cucamonga

VICTIM: 16-month-old female

SUSPECT: Marquel Velasquez, 25 years old, resident of Rancho Cucamonga

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Velasquez took the victim to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) for an X-ray exam. During the medical examination at LLUMC, forensic pediatricians found numerous other injuries to the victim, many of them in different stages of healing. All of the victim’s injuries were consistent with suspected child abuse. The victim is currently hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit.

Investigators determined the 16-month-old victim resides in Rancho Cucamonga with Marquel Velasquez.

Following an extensive investigation and collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station and Forensic Pediatricians from LLUMC, Velasquez was arrested on Friday, May 24, 2019. She was booked at Central Detention Center for Willful Cruelty to a Child and bail was set at $100,000.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Brian Arias (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or

Refer: Detective Brian Arias
Station: Specialized Investigation Division - Crimes Against Children Detail
Case No. DR#111905221 C#2019-049
Phone No. (909) 387-3615

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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