Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a person as detectives search for another person wanted in connection with child abuse.

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Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a person as detectives search for another person wanted in connection with child abuse.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, over a long period of time, 30 year old Suzanne Torres from Needles, California physically and emotionally abused 4 of her 6 children.

The abuse ranged from the children being beaten with objects to being forced to eat a sucker made from a marijuana by-product known as wax.

The oldest victim was kept out of school to care for her five younger siblings as Suzanne Torres and her husband, Victor Lawrence, consumed illegal drugs inside the home and often in the presence of the victims.

At approximately 11:53pm PT on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, deputies arrested Suzanne Torres at her residence in the 1000 block of Lilyhill Drive in Needles, California.

Victor Lawrence is also wanted in connection with the abuse of the victims.

It is believed Victor Lawrence has fled the area and could be in Arizona or Utah.

Torres was booked into the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California on a $100,000.00 bond.

This investigation is ongoing and detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Victor Lawrence.

Anybody with information about Victor Lawrence or has additional information reference this case is urged to contact Detective Caronna at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-877- CRIME (27463) or can go the We-Tip Hotline website and leave information at: http://wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://nixle.com/alert/5802098/

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2016/December/Needles-CrueltytoaChild.aspx

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