RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Authorities say a father has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder and torture after his two baby girls were found bound, gagged and left on a bedroom floor in Riverside County.
Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Brown says deputies responded to the home in the Indian Hills area Friday on a report of a family disturbance.
Brown says the infants, ages 1 1/2 and 18 weeks, also had visible injuries on their faces and heads.
Their father, 23-year-old Jeremiah Scott, had fled before deputies arrived, but was later found in the neighborhood and arrested.
Brown says the babies' injuries did not appear to be life threatening and they were transported to a hospital for treatment.
Scott is being held on $1 million bail.