Huntington Park, South Gate Police Officers Charged in Boot Camp Abuse Case Involving Children

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The Huntington Park Police Department posted this photo on Facebook on May 17, 2015, of the LEAD boot camp held in San Luis Obispo.

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Three Southern California police officers were charged Friday with several misdemeanor counts of child abuse stemming from a boot camp run by the Huntington Park and South Gate police departments, authorities said.

Two officers from the South Gate force, Edgar Yovany Gomez and Carlos Manuel Gomez-Marquez, and one officer from Huntington Park, Marissa Larios, were charged with battery and cruelty to a child by inflicting injury, according to the complaint filed by the San Luis Obispo County district attorney’s office.

Prosecutors allege the trio victimized 10 children between the ages of 12 and 16.

The alleged abuse occurred during a boot camp program run by the Huntington Park and South Gate police departments from May 17 to May 24 at Camp San Luis Obispo, prosecutors said.

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