Temecula foster mother admits abusing children

A Temecula woman accused of abusing her two foster children pleaded guilty Friday, Dec. 4, to torture and child abuse. Yoko Isaac, 44, admitted the charges under a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, and in exchange for her admissions, prosecutors agreed to drop a dozen related felony counts. Superior Court Judge Mark Mandio scheduled a sentencing hearing for April 9 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. The defendant is being held without bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Her husband, Aaron Thomas Isaac, is free on bond and is slated to be arraigned, Feb. 9. He’s charged with two counts each of child endangerment and false imprisonment. Yoko Isaac was arrested in December 2019 following a sheriff’s investiga
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