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Victorville Couple Arrested for Willful Cruelty to a Child

VICTORVILLE:( A Victorville couple was arrested and currently being held on $100,000 bail for willful cruelty to a child and are expected back in Victorville Court on Monday, September 8, 2014.

According to authorities, on August 25, 2014 San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Crime’s Against Children Detectives responded to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital where a 33-day-old infant girl was admitted with a severe head injury. Forensic Pediatricians determined the victim’s injuries were caused by unknown trauma, which was suspicious in nature.

Detectives conducted an investigation and determined that the victim’s parents, 26-year-old Audrey Joann Zuniga, and 24-year-old Dannie Hodge Beal, were involved in a physical altercation, during which the infant was injured. The couple lived together on the 14000 Block of La Paz in Victorville.

On August 25, 2014 Zuniga was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center. Beal was arrested on August 27, 2014 and is housed at High Desert Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Michelle Brand at (909)387-3615.

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