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October 25, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police have arrested the parents of a malnourished 12-year-old San Bernardino girl found locked in a filthy bedroom closet that was infested with cockroaches and kept latched with a nail. Joseph and Sandra Sauceda, who have six other children and were described by police as unemployed, are accused of confining their daughter in closets off and on over the last decade. They were being held Wednesday in lieu of $50,000 bail each at the San Bernardino County Jail.
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May 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The parents of a 12-year-old girl who was found by authorities imprisoned in a cockroach-infested closet pleaded guilty to one count of felony child endangerment for locking her up and depriving her of proper care. Prosecutors said they will argue for the maximum penalty--10 years and 4 months for Joseph Sauceda, 33, and 9 years for his wife, Sandra, 31. The Saucedas, who entered their plea in San Bernardino County Superior Court, will be sentenced Aug. 12.
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November 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
A couple who allegedly kept their 12-year-old daughter locked in a cockroach-infested closet for months and perhaps years were freed from jail. Joseph Peter Sauceda, 33, and his wife, Sandra Limon Sauceda, 31, were released from the San Bernardino County Jail Friday night after posting bonds of $50,000 each. Family members provided the money. Police acting on a tip from relatives discovered the couple's daughter on Oct. 22 in a 4-by-5-foot closet of the couple's San Bernardino home.
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November 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
A couple who allegedly kept their 12-year-old daughter locked in a cockroach-infested closet for months and perhaps years were freed from jail. Joseph Peter Sauceda, 33, and his wife, Sandra Limon Sauceda, 31, were released from the San Bernardino County Jail Friday night after posting bonds of $50,000 each. Family members provided the money. Police acting on a tip from relatives discovered the couple's daughter on Oct. 22 in a 4-by-5-foot closet of the couple's San Bernardino home.
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October 26, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The parents of a 12-year-old girl found locked in a filthy, bug-infested closet were arraigned on charges of felony child endangerment. Joseph Sauceda, 33, was also charged with inflicting corporal punishment on a child, a felony. A municipal judge entered pleas of not guilty for Sauceda and his wife Sandra, 31, who remain in San Bernardino County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each. Their daughter, who police say was confined periodically for 10 years, is in an emergency foster home.
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September 25, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
The parents of a San Bernardino girl who was locked in a cockroach-infested closet for 10 years have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to felony charges. Concluding a case that captured widespread attention, San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Patrick Morris sentenced Sandra Sauceda, 32, to five years in state prison and ordered Joseph Sauceda, 34, imprisoned for eight years and four months.
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October 20, 1991 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the age of 3, Donna's childhood was solitary confinement in a cobwebbed cupboard beneath the stairs. When she was allowed out, it was for sex with her father, her grandfather and three uncles. Rose is 13. Over a period of 10 years, for weeks at a time, her parents kept her locked in a closet on a fetid bed of cockroaches, fast-food wrappers and her own feces. When found by police, her front teeth had been broken out and she had the height and weight of a 7-year-old.
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October 25, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police have arrested the parents of a malnourished 12-year-old San Bernardino girl found locked in a filthy bedroom closet that was infested with cockroaches and kept latched with a nail. Joseph and Sandra Sauceda, who have six other children and were described by police as unemployed, are accused of confining their daughter in closets off and on over the last decade. They were being held Wednesday in lieu of $50,000 bail each at the San Bernardino County Jail.
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