In what has been described as the worst case of child abuse in the history of Mesa, Arizona, Francisco Rios-Covarrubias, 30 and Mayra Solis, 22 were arrested for their part in the abuse of of Solis’ three year old child. Solis would leave the child with Rios-Covarrubias, even though she knew he’d leave her alone for long periods of time. The child was found in a trash bag with her arms and legs held together with duct tape and covered with feces.
Rios-Covarrubias was meeting with a man for consensual sex and the man smelled something and found the girl in the bag. He later called the cops and told them what he had seen. He says that Rios-Covarrubias had offered him the girl for sex. He said he was disgusted by the offer but although he left, he did return later.
Police say that the girl had multiple injuries, including being riddled with bruises, blisters, rashes and scars, and injuries to her genital area indicated that she had been sexually abused, as well. The girl was unable to stand on her own.
Solis has been charged with child abuse charges. Rios-Covarrubias was charged with abuse, too but will also face charges of sex trafficking, kidnapping, sexual conduct with a minor and felony child abuse.
Mesa Police Chief John Meza commented on the case:
“This is just one of those cases that just shocks the soul. Officers who responded to the scene were troubled by the conditions and having to witness this and without delay we have resources for them, also.”
“It brings to light the efforts we need to continue on sex trafficking. It’s a problem that exists. In this case, it was a combination of just evilness but also the fact that the suspect had offered up this child to the person who called to have sex with.”
There must be a special place in hell for people like these vermin. I only hope the little girl can put all of this behind her and have some semblance of a normal life. But, somehow I doubt it.