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August 17, 2020: Father, Girlfriend Charged With Abusing His 6-Year-Old Son

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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A man and a woman have been charged with tying up his 6-year-old son to a bed in their Pasadena home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Ivan Michael Arriaga (dob 10/1/83) and Claudia Georgina Hernandez (dob 10/3/73) were each charged on Friday in case GA108378 with one count of child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury.

They were scheduled to be arraigned today but the hearing was continued to August 26 in Department D of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch.

Between June 1 and August 12, the defendants are accused of using zip ties to restrain Arriaga’s son at various times. The victim allegedly had injuries to one of his ankles.

If convicted as charged, the defendants each face a possible maximum sentence of six years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Pasadena Police Department.