VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Victorville couple is under arrest for child cruelty and oral copulation (oral sex) after their two small children were found to have multiple injuries, officials said.
Evander Lewis, 28, and Miracle Britt, 23, both residents of Victorville were arrested on July 12, 2018, after investigators found them hiding in a motel following a lengthy child abuse investigation.
On Sunday, June 17, 2018, Detectives from the Victorville Station responded to Victor Valley Global Medical Center reference a 3-year-old boy with suspicious injuries.
Detectives notified Investigators from Specialized Investigations, Crimes Against Children Detail to assist with the investigation. The victim was transferred to Loma Linda University Medical Center for further examination and care.
Investigators identified Evander Lewis and Miracle Britt as possible suspects and contacted them on June 18, 2018.
During this contact, investigators determined there was another 6-year-old girl in the home and that child was also examined. At that point in the investigation, Children and Family Services took custody of the children.
“After an extensive investigation, Forensic pediatricians determined both children sustained multiple injuries, both new and healing injuries,” stated a sheriff’s news release. “Following the initial contact with investigators, the couple moved from their home and could not be located.”
On July 11, 2018, Crimes Against Children Investigators secured arrest warrants for Lewis and Britt. On July 12, 2018, the Specialized Enforcement Detail and Victorville Gang Team located Lewis and Britt in a Victorville motel and they were arrested without incident.
Evander Lewis was booked for Child Cruelty and Oral Copulation with bail set at $600,000. Miracle Britt was booked for Child Cruelty with a $100,000 bail. Both are being held at West Valley Detention Center.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective Lisa Guerra at (909)387-3615. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.