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Local Deputy Facing Abuse Charges

8-year old boy allegedly the victim

ImageA woman who worked as a local Deputy here in Santa Clarita has been charged with corporal injury to a child. Other felonies have also been charged to her.


According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, the charges come after she allegedly mistreated an 8-year old in her family.


The Deputy, Deana Santino, was arrested and is due in court Wednesday morning, where she faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.


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The District Attorney’s press release cites: “Two counts of corporal injury to a child, two counts of false imprisonment by violence and one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.”  The District Attorney’s office goes on to say that they believe the crimes took place between April 15 and Oct. 20 of last year.


While specifics of the attacks are not available at this time, it is known that the reported victim is a boy who was living with Santino.