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[CA] Resigned Deputy Rubio & wife Ashley acquitted of child abuse charges

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[CA] Hopping cop Rubio & wife Ashley charged with visitation child abuse - ...Detectives say police got involved when the boy's mother, a Colusa County Sheriff's Department employee, noticed the bruises... Rubio was a Woodland police officer for five years prior to being hired in Suisun City and a Yolo County sheriff's deputy before that...

Couple acquitted of child abuse
By Rob Parsons
Jan 29 2009
A Colusa jury has acquitted a College City couple of child abuse charges. Engelberto Rubio and his wife, Ashley, were each charged in October charged with one misdemeanor count of child endangerment. Engelberto Rubio, a 32-year-old former police officer, was also charged with one felony count of inflicting corporal injury against his 7-year-old son. The jury handed down the “not guilty” verdict Friday in Colusa County Superior Court. The Colusa County district attorney’s office conducted the investigation because the child’s mother, Naborino Rubio, is employed at the Colusa sheriff’s office. Colusa DA John Poyner said he was “absolutely fine” with the verdict. “That’s the system,” he said. “We put our evidence out there and the jury makes their decision. We don’t take it personal”... Engelberto Rubio requested administrative leave from the Suisun City Police Department two days after the charges were filed in October. He resigned in November for “personal reasons” after just three months on the job... [Full article here]

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  1. Couple acquitted of child abuse
    Thursday, Jan 29 2009

    A Colusa jury has acquitted a College City couple of child abuse charges.

    Engelberto Rubio and his wife, Ashley, were each charged in October charged with one misdemeanor count of child endangerment. Engelberto Rubio, a 32-year-old former police officer, was also charged with one felony count of inflicting corporal injury against his 7-year-old son.

    The jury handed down the “not guilty” verdict Friday in Colusa County Superior Court.

    The Colusa County district attorney’s office conducted the investigation because the child’s mother, Naborino Rubio, is employed at the Colusa sheriff’s office.

    Colusa DA John Poyner said he was “absolutely fine” with the verdict.

    “That’s the system,” he said. “We put our evidence out there and the jury makes their decision. We don’t take it personal.”

    Ashley Rubio said she was glad the trial was over, but called it “a complete waste of our time.”

    Engelberto Rubio declined to comment.

    “All we want is for people to know that our names have been cleared,” Ashley Rubio said.

    She said the defense argued that the child might suffer from lupus, a hereditary condition that manifests in a variety of conditions, including a predisposition to bruising.

    “What occurred between my husband and stepson was just a father disciplining his son, not child abuse,” she said.

    Engelberto Rubio requested administrative leave from the Suisun City Police Department two days after the charges were filed in October. He resigned in November for “personal reasons” after just three months on the job, a department spokesman said in a previous interview.

    A phone call to Suisun City police Cmdr. Tim Mattos was not immediately returned.

    http://www.colusa-sun-herald.com/news/rubio_2354___article.html/child_colusa.html

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