The owners of a licensed child-care facility where a toddler drowned in a partially covered hot tub have been charged with four counts of child endangerment, officials said Monday.
Debra and Fernando Gonzalez, a Riverside couple who operated the facility in Riverside from 1998 until it closed about six weeks ago, had not been arrested as of late Monday.
Fernando Gonzalez's lawyer, Warren Small, said the couple planned to surrender to authorities sometime today. Small said they were not flight risks.
Twenty-month-old Aryanna Sanchez drowned in a partially covered hot tub on March 29. The Gonzalezes told police they had momentarily lost sight of the girl. There were three other children in the home when the drowning occurred, according to police.