Redwood City couple arrested on child abuse charges

Redwood City couple arrested on child abuse charges

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An investigation into the injury sustained by a 3-month-old child who was brought to the emergency room at Stanford Hospital in May has resulted in the arrest of the child’s mother and her boyfriend, who are Redwood City residents, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 7, deputies responded to Stanford Hospital regarding the baby who had sustained a broken femur. They launched an investigation based upon the seriousness of the injury.

“The preliminary investigation made detectives suspicious of the mother’s boyfriend, Gersson Ayala, of inflicting the injury to the child,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

At that time, detectives didn’t have enough evidence to conclude Ayala had caused the injury, but they continued to investigate via multiple interviews, evidence collection and consultations with medical experts, the Sheriff’s Office said.

“Detectives also learned that the child’s mother, Lesbia Vicenteramirez, lied and misled them during the investigation,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

On Friday, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Ayala, age 21, on charges including willful cruelty to a child with injuries and aggravated injury to a child, and for Vicenteramirez, age 22, on the charge of being an accessory to a crime. The suspects were arrested without incident in the 600 block of Warrington Ave. and booked at the Maguire Correctional Facility.

“Ayala’s bail amount is set at $100,000 and Vicenteramirez’s bail is set at $250 due to the current emergency bail schedule,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

Anyone with any information about the investigation is asked to contact Detective J. Baker at 650-363-4060 or email

Photos of the suspects courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office