Mendocino Man Arrested for Child Abuse
Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release:
On 06/04/13 at about 0930 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sherriff’s Office were detailed to the Round Valley Preschool regarding a child abuse investigation. Deputies arrived along with workers from Child Protective Services and contacted a 5-year-old child.
This child had distinct bruising on her face in the shape of a hand and fingers. When asked what had happened the child advised her father, Gulmaro Maciel, had become angry with her and had hit her in the face.
Deputies contacted the child’s mother regarding the incident. Deputies learned from the mother that the child had been asked to get her father a soda the previous day. The father became angry after the child delivered the wrong type of soda and began slapping the child across the face several times.
Deputies also learned Maciel had also physically assaulted the mother on the same day because of relationship disagreements. Deputies established probable case for an arrest and attempted to locate Maciel.
Deputies located Maciel and arrested him for violations of 273A(a) Child abuse, and 273.5 PC Domestic Violence battery.
Maciel was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges and was to be held on $50,000.00 bail.