|Ingrid Ivenia Brewer|
A mother was arrested on charges of child abuse after allegedly torturing her children, prosecutors in California said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that the Palmdale woman was sentenced to seven years to life in state prison for abusing her two young adopted children.
Deputy District Attorney Theodore Swanson said that Ingrid Ivenia Brewer, 53, pleaded no contest to two counts of torture.
Brewer’s two adopted children, who were 7 and 8 years old at the time, were found several blocks from their home, huddled under a car, late at night, scarcely dressed and in sub-freezing
Investigators discovered that the two victims, who were covered in scars and blisters, were kept separated and sometimes bound with zip ties in locked bedrooms and were afraid of returning to their adoptive mother.
The children had been beaten with hangers, electric cords, ropes and pipes and communicated through walls while Brewer went to work as a nurse’s assistant at UCLA Medical Center.