BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A 22-year-old man has been charged with torture after he admitted to pouring boiling water over a mentally disabled woman's back while she was sleeping.
Prosecutors charged Gabriel Monsibais earlier this month after he admitted to burning a woman two years ago, according to a probable cause declaration.
He's next due in court September 19 and faces a life term in prison if convicted of the torture charge according to police reports.
In May, 23ABC reported a story about the incident in which the woman, who was 16 years old at the time was abused under the care of AIMES consulting INC.
At the age of 16, she found herself living in Oildale under the supervision of two unidentified AIMES caregivers.
AIMES Consulting Inc. is contracted by Kern Regional Center.
When deputies interviewed the caregivers month they told law enforcement they did heat a pot of water on a stove and poured it onto her back while she was lying down.
According to KCSO deputies, the woman suffered second-degree burns and was taken to a doctor by the caregivers. The girl told deputies she was assaulted often specifically punched in the face several times.
The girl's mother said no one from AIMES, Kern Regional or KCSO ever informed her of her daughter's abuse.
Aimes Consulting sent 23ABC a statement regarding the allegations made by the woman.
It reads in part, quote:
We pride ourselves on a long history of care and compassion for everyone we support. we are fully cooperating with all aspects of this investigation. one of the individuals involved has not been employed with Aimes for over a year and the other individual is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.