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Thursday March 24th, 2022 :: 07:31 p.m. PDT


Ismael Flores and Araceli Teran Arrested for Willful Cruelty to a Child for Injuries Inflicted upon a 4-year-old Boy

DATE: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
INCIDENT: PC 273a(a) Willful Cruelty to a Child
LOCATION: City of Mentone

SUSPECT: Ismael Flores, 29 years-old, and Araceli Teran, 28 years-old, residents of Mentone 
SUMMARY: On Monday, March 21, 2022, investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Detail and Yucaipa Station, conducted an investigation regarding a four-year-old male victim who was admitted to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) with severe injuries. Doctors at LLUMC determined the injuries were caused by non-accidental trauma, consistent with child abuse.  

Through investigation, detectives determined Ismael Flores and Araceli Teran caused the injuries to the victim. At the conclusion of the investigation, Flores and Teran were arrested.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Flores and Teran were arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center. Flores and Teran were both held for violation of California Penal Code sections 273a(a) Willful Cruelty to a Child, with a bail amount of $1,000,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Sonia Boggust of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at   
Refer: Deputy Sonia Boggust
Station: Specialized Investigation Division - Crimes Against Children Detail
Case No. DR# 602200037 C#2022-039
Phone No. (909) 387-3615

Shannon D. Dicus, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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