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Disturbing Details Released In Santa Clara County Child Abuse Case

CAMPBELL (CBS SF) – A disturbing story has emerged about the circumstances surrounding a case of child abuse in Campbell. Authorities now suggest that a toddler had been severely beaten and apparently left for dead in a rolled-up carpet.

On May 9, the 15-year-old son of George Rodriguez, the 35-year-old man suspected in the abuse case, was reportedly searching for a model car in his family’s garage when he stepped on a mattress to reach a higher shelf.  He apparently looked down and noticed hair – which led him to look beneath the mattress, where he found a rolled-up carpet with the 3-year-old inside.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

The teen reported the discovery to Campbell police.

The girl’s mother, Jane Marin, is the suspect’s former girlfriend.

“We received a call to do a welfare check on the three-year-old girl,” explained Campbell Police Department Capt. Dave Carmichael. “And when investigators arrived the girl was not there.”

Marin and her daughter were found at a San Jose shopping center parking lot near Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bernal Road, police said.   

The girl was taken to a hospital and was in the custody of Child Protective Services, according to authorities.

Marin was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of felony child abuse.

The search continues for Rodriguez.  He is wanted on a $125,000 felony warrant for child abuse charged related to this case, police said.

Police describe Rodriguez as a 35-year-old Hispanic man standing 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 230 pounds.

Anyone with information about Rodriguez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Campbell Police Department at (408) 866-2101.

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  • EN

    so tell me how straight people make better parents

    • CJ


    • Sam Mallory

      how do non straight people make babies period?

      • jsan fran

        a friend carries the baby to term, she donates the egg, or a surrogate does the same thing, for a gay couple or for an infertile straight couple. GET IT?????? Did you go to school, or are you just a nasty idiot????

  • jgirl

    Hiding like the spineless rat that he is…

  • Warren G

    Hope to hell both of these pieces of garbage wind up in general population at prison–they’ll experience something unpleasant.

  • Confused Dad

    So, beaten 3yr old daughter found rolled up in garage carpet, found, then taken to shopping center parking lot. CPS obtained girl from the parking lot location and finally take her to a hospital… Why does this happen?

  • elena

    why if god bless u with something so speacial as a child then what gives u the right to harm that child the only thing i can say is that they will have to answer to god

  • JaneQPublic

    Too many missing pieces to this artice.

    1) How did the child in the rolled up carpet get from there to the shopping center? What CONDITION was she in when found?

    2) What was the time frame?

    3) What injuries does this child have (generally, not every gruesome detail)? Is this child even still ALIVE?

    4) Is there an APB out for the POS (Rodriguez)?

  • mechanic

    What’s with all the Hispanic guys getting busted for sex crimes and abuse crimes lately? Seems way out of proportion to me.

    • gg

      I’ve not heard she was molested. Sex crimes have been happening forever. Just not reported like we do today. They come in all races, my molestor was white.

  • gg

    I just read in the Mercury after the boy found the girl he yelled out to his mother, she gave her a bath, put on clean clothe then called the mother to pick her up. She had a black eye and buises on her stomach. The boy went with with the mother of the child to dropped her off grandma’s house (left her in parking lot). After he was dropped off, he walked to a pay phone and called the police. The boy drove with the police to grandma parking lot. But apparently it took hours before they found them at the shopping mall prarking lot. Mother was arrested and child taken to child protective services. The boy is the moster’s son. He should be Very proud of himself.

  • JQP

    Rodriguez is some MACHO MAN – beating up on a three-year-old child! The DA should be charging him with attempted MURDER!

    Rodriguez is a total waste of his own parent’s effort!!

    I expect he’ll probably try to ‘prove his pathetic manhood by going after the son who did the right thing and reported his abuse. The kid is a hero – he saved his sister’s life.

  • Lydia

    That isn’t his sister, the girls father is in jail. He should be even more proud that he saved the life of a little girl he isn’t even related to. And why is it that a very young man has to be the one to do what other adults who were friends of the mother that I am sure already knew what was happening to that poor child, but didn’t have enough guts to do what that wonderful young man did. Where are the rest of the other family members who probably just sat by and said nothing? And please don’t say that no one probably knew. There is ALWAYS someone who knows and doesn’t want to get involved. I wonder how they would have felt if it had been them that was rolled up in the carpet and left to die.

  • JQP

    I stand corrected – I mistakenly thought Rodriquez was the child’s father with his ex-girlfriend (Jane Marin).

    I was never in favor of forced sterilization, but the more I read about so-called parents like this abusive boyfriend and the girl’s aquiescent mother, the more I am rethinking that position. People like this simply should not have children or ever be entrusted around them again. Kids need and deserve care & nurturing, not abuse, torture (in some cases – like the little boy killed in San Jose and buried in concrete in Arizona) and death.

  • Lydia

    I have been rethinking the sterilization thing myself. But unfortunately they complain about their rights. So where are the rights of the children that are killed or abused. I think they should pass a law that those people should automatically be put on birth control and then” Bobbittize” the men. What do you think of that?

  • Christian

    I am tired of parents becoming parents and treat their kids like unwanted objects!

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