There are a lot of sick and twisted individuals in the world today, that much we know thanks to the endless news cycle which never takes a break or sleeps. This is a fact people knew already but we at least had a chance to catch our breath between stories of the unspeakable in times past. Alas, those days are gone, so we hear a lot more stories about the horrors unfolding in the world, like the tale of a woman from Anaheim who just got slapped with a 15-year prison sentence for torturing her 10-year-old stepdaughter, along with abusing three other kids who were living in her home.
There’s an old saying, “mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children,” which is why an abusive woman taking care of children is so disturbing to us. Moms are supposed to be tender, full of loving nurture and care. A place for us to hide from the storms that pop up on the road to adulthood. Unfortunately, Mayra Chavez, 33, was the exact opposite of all that for her own kids.
According to TheBlaze, “Mayra Chavez, 33, was given seven years to life in prison on Friday, with another seven years and 10 months for diabolically torturing her 10-year-old stepdaughter. She was also found guilty of abusing three other children living in the home, including a second stepdaughter and two of her own children, according to KTLA.”
The court documents say that the 10-year-old girl was found with a “broken neck, bone sticking out of an unhealed sore, and bruises from head to toe as a result of months of increasingly humiliating and brutal cruelty.”
“When the girl was found, the authorities said she only weighed 50 pounds and was unresponsive. She was subsequently taken to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in August 2022. The girl’s father, Domingo Junior Flores, who took her to the hospital, claimed that the girl had hurt herself after she fell down a flight of stairs,” the report continued.
As medical personnel in the emergency room frantically worked to bring the girl back to consciousness, both Flores and Chavez were taken into custody by the Anaheim Police Department. Authorities then searched the home where they found a bunch of zip ties. You can imagine what those were used for.
The sight of the girl was so heartbreaking that the staff at the hospital charged with her care were brought to tears. The reason that Chavez was able to do this to her stepdaughter was because of the school closures during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to District Attorney Bethel Cope-Vega, Chavez was able to torture the poor kid and remain hidden from the outside world, providing her with the opportunity to literally sit around and come up with horrifying new ways to increase the young girl’s misery.
Here’s more from TheBlaze:
The Orange County Register reported that during the trial, it was noted that the girl was forced to kneel on raw rice and tin cans while holding weights over her head. And she was only allowed to eat oatmeal while facing a wall.
Prosecutors also said that Chavez jammed hot peppers into the little girl’s vagina and eyes; paddled the girl’s genitals; forced her to take ice baths while bound; bound her to a bed; and zip-tied her to a television stand without a blanket.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said that he intended to launch a review of the systemic failures that allowed for the girl’s torture.
“This methodical and diabolical torture of children was normalized in this household to the point that these children thought it was their fault that they were being abused,” Spitzer explained.
“The system failed this little girl. The system failed her siblings. Help was on the other side of the door, but over and over again, help didn’t come for this little girl until it was almost too late. Despite all of the horror these children had to endure and the darkness that they were forced to live in, they are the true personification that good will always overpower evil and that light will eradicate darkness. We will get to the bottom of how this happened and what can be done to prevent another child from suffering the fate of what these children suffered at the hands of the very people who were supposed to protect them,” Spitzer added.
This woman deserves more than 15 years in prison in my opinion, but alas, I do not rule the world. That’s probably a good thing. At least for Chavez.
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