2 sought in torture of 5-year-old CA boy

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Posted: Dec 22, 2009 4:53 PM

California authorities are searching for a man and a woman accused of torturing a 5-year-old boy for five months.

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies say the boy was deprived of food and water, sexually molested and burned with heated spoons and a glue gun. He is in foster care.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire said Tuesday that $1 million arrest warrants have been issued for 28-year-old Crystal Pauline Rodriguez and 32-year-old Martin Roland Morales.

They fled during a child abuse investigation in August and are believed to be in Los Angeles County.

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The boy's mother and a 16-year-old roommate were arrested in August after an anonymous tip to child abuse hotline.

Wiltshire says there may be other arrests in the case.