UPDATED: Janesville couple arrested on child abuse charges

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Gazette staff
Thursday, July 3, 2014

JANESVILLE—A woman accused of repeatedly beating her daughter with an extension cord is being held at the Rock County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.

Aurora Martinez-Chimal, 35, of 603 Lincoln St., Janesville, is charged with physical abuse of a child, causing bodily harm.

A 12-year-old girl told police her mother has been beating her for half her life, ever since the family moved here from Mexico, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

A criminal complaint includes photos showing many loop-shaped welts covering the girl's back and leg. Police said the welts were in various stages of healing.

The girl said her mother requires her to get up at 5 a.m., help her younger brother get ready for the day, make breakfast for the family and clean the house, according to the complaint.

If her mother is not satisfied with her work, she is beaten, the girl said, according to the complaint.

The girl said she is not allowed to eat until her mother is satisfied with her cleaning and that she sleeps on the floor, according to the complaint.

Police reported confiscating the extension cord, which was missing its end. The girl said the end had broken off during a beating in recent days, according to the complaint.

Police were called to the Lincoln Street residence Wednesday. The girl said she overslept Wednesday, and her mother beat her with the cord, according to the complaint

Police removed four children from the home and placed them in protective custody.

The 12-year-old told police she is the only one who is hit regularly.

The girl was treated at a hospital.

Martinez-Chimal was at the Rock County Jail on Friday. Her preliminary hearing is set for 11:30 a.m. July 14, in Rock County Court.

The father, Jorge L. Huesca-Guerrero, 35, also identified as Jorge Huesca-Martinez, also was arrested in the case. He is at the jail on a probation hold.

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