July 20, 2011

Asusena Gonzales - Jailed After Forcing Child To Live In Closet Among Her Own Urine And Feces

Oklahoma City, OK (The Weekly Vice) - Asusena Marie Gonzales, a 31-year-old Oklahoma woman was jailed Monday after she allegedly forced a 5-year-old girl to live in a closet because the little girl looked too much like her father.

The little girl also weighed just 19 pounds when she was discovered and taken to the hospital.

According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, a state Department of Human Services worker called police after a severely malnourished child in Gonzales's care was found living among her own urine and feces inside a closet.

Investigators say Gonzales forced the child to urinate and defecate inside the closet, providing only a cup for the child to use as a restroom. The child also looked emaciated with very little muscle tissue on her arms and legs. She also appeared to have been beaten, including small cuts on her arms that were covered with dried blood.

DHS workers told detectives that the girl was a target of abuse because she looked too much like her father, whome Gonzales is estranged from. Five other children that lived inside the home were found clean and healthy. They were taken into protective custody.

Gonzales was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a charge of child abuse and child neglect. She was also arrested on seven city warrants, including disorderly conduct. Her bond has been set at $20,000.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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