Tuesday, March 09, 2010

POLICE: Daughters Tortured, Bound by Dad..... Tuesday March 9, 2010 (by Sandra Stokley)

Police: Daughters tortured, bound by dad

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10:21 AM PST on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RIVERSIDE--A man who was arrested after his two young daughters were found beaten, bound and gagged on a bedroom floor is due in court this morning to face charges of torture and child abuse.

Jeremiah Eugene Scott, 23, has had his arraignment postponed three times since last Wednesday.

Riverside Superior Court Judge Richard Fields was told last Wednesday that Scott had not been transported because he was in a "safety cell" at Robert Presley Detention Center. A safety cell is used to house inmates who pose a danger to themselves.

On Thursday, Scott was hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment was not in court. Fields set a March 8 arraignment. That court date was put over to this morning because a doctor had not cleared Scott to appear in court, according to the Superior Court Web site.

Deputies responding to a report of a "domestic disturbance" on Feb. 26 at an Indian Hills home, found the two girls - ages 18- and 4-months old - bound and gagged and with visible injuries around their heads and faces.

The children were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Scott, who had fled the Rockridge Road home, was later arrested in the neighborhood.

He is charged with seven felony counts, including torture, child abuse, corporal

punishment of a child and one count of cultivating marijuana.

--Sandra Stokley


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