California couple allegedly zip-tied 6-year-old boy to bed multiple times over 2-month period
Los Angeles County
Pasadena Courthouse (file)

By Cindy Von Quednow, KTLA

PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A California man and his girlfriend are charged after allegedly tying up the man's 6-year-old son to a bed in their Pasadena home, Los Angeles County officials announced Monday.

Ivan Michael Arriaga, 36, and his girlfriend Claudia Georgina Hernandez, 46, were each charged with one count of child abuse “under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury,” according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The defendants are accused of using zip-ties to restrain Arriaga’s son various times between June 1 and Aug. 12. The boy also had injuries to one of his ankles, officials said.

Pasadena Police investigators arrested the couple about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Pasadena Now reports.

Arriaga and Hernandez were scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 26. They face a maximum sentence of six years in prison if convicted as charged.

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