Angelica Jimenez, Woman Who Allowed Boyfriend to Use 4-Month-Old as Ashtray, Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse Charge

Categories: Hot Mess at CPS
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Chandler Police Department
Angelica Jimenez
We're not sure what's more disturbing: the fact that Anjelica Jimenez allowed her boyfriend to use a 4-month-old as an ashtray, or the fact that the baby was placed in Jimenez's care by Child Protective Services.

Regardless, Jimenez, 25, was in a Maricopa County court this morning where she pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse for standing by as her boyfriend abused the baby.

When CPS placed the 4-month-old in Jimenez's care, she didn't bother to tell the CPS caseworker that her convicted felon boyfriend was living with her in her apartment. In fact, she told CPS he doesn't live with her.

But 30-year-old Steven Saldana, who police say has a vast criminal history, was living with her -- and he allegedly was abusing the baby; police found a cigarette burn on the infant's body, which is nothing compared to the 14 broken bones the girl suffered, allegedly at the hands of Saldana. Not to mention the multiple bruises and abrasions doctors found all over the girl's body.

Luckily, the baby lived.

According to the Chandler Police Department, the baby was rushed to the hospital on August 3, after Jimenez discovered she wasn't breathing.

Doctors resuscitated the girl -- then the discovered the apparent abuse.

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Chandler Police Department
Steven Saldana
Jimenez initially told police she was alone with the baby when the girl stopped breathing. Family crimes detectives later learned that was a lie, and that Saldana was also in the apartment.

Turns out, Saldana started abusing the baby on July 31. Jimenez never reported the abuse to police, and even let Saldana return to the apartment after finding out about it.

At the time of the couple's arrest, Chandler Detective Seth Tyler told New Times it was unclear why CPS placed the baby in Jimenez's care. He said, though, that she's a friend of the baby's mother, who had recently lost custody of the girl.

Saldana still faces three counts of child abuse. Jimenez's sentencing is scheduled for February 21, in front of Maricopa Superior Court Judge Robert Gottsfield.
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know your facts
know your facts

I know this for a fact...
1) The examiners report states ALL injuries were in fact due to CPR.....
2) She is no longer accused of child abuse that charged was dismissed.....
3) HE is still in jail awaiting HIS trial for the cigarette burns......

All you negative posters need to get the CORRECT information before you start flapping your mouths.

Dv56
Dv56

This wasent her child!!! What in the hell is wrong with cps???purely disgusting ..they both need to be used as an ashtray...beat the shit out of them and put them in general population and get the shit beat out of them again..

catherine
catherine

Any woman that would allow any man in her home with a daughter is so so sick .I believe if you have a child the prime soul commitment is that child until that child is grown ... No matter that baby comes first.Cant anyone stay by themself. Does a man mean more than the safety of your gift of your child. this world has gone mad;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Robinhernandez55
Robinhernandez55

I hope she gets whats coming to het and she should get charged the same way as her boyfriend

drea141
drea141

I just had a baby 6 days ago... This burns my heart. I hope they get everything they deserve in prison and that sorry excuse for a woman should have her own womb taken out of her body

Ang97f
Ang97f

You don't know the truth....suggestion love your baby and learn how to do cpr

Ang97f
Ang97f

This is all lies...the media is lying about...and the media knows it...they are creating hysteria....I know first hand the truth and according to the medical personel it was CPR that broke the ribs...and if any of you morons know anything about CPR on a baby the ribs will break. Also as an alert ...cps is hiding a lot...again....don't trust the media ....they are in it it sell news and cause hysteria...I hope non of you ever have the misfortune to be the target of the media and cps!

Mmmj90
Mmmj90

Media is a crock of shi* but for the baby to have 14 broken bones and bruises is not reasonable. Cps needs to do a better job and keep these poor kids away from these deadbeat dipsh*%@ people.

Someone who cares
Someone who cares

If CPR is done it is very common for bones to break....I have been a medic in the service for 20 yrs.....and yes cps needs to do a better job...This girl tried to help a child that cps didnt want to take care of....and guess what the baby is back with the mother that they took her from...hmmmm

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

PLEASE CPS REMOVE THIS LITTLE GIRL FROM THE HOME.  I HOPE THEY FIND NEW PARENTS FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL.

Nothappy
Nothappy

Angelica Jimenez has been released from jail and will be home shortly. How is this justice that this girl will be released while awaiting sentencing to start. I believe they should keep her in their so she does not run. Hopefully this girl gets 5 years or longer to learn her lesson.

Lilttlecindy Bryan
Lilttlecindy Bryan

i hope the bitch burns in hell

Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

Couldnt agree more, this bitch doesnt need put in prison she needs to be put in the ground.

Dartfrog37
Dartfrog37

Does anybody know why this piece of trash lost this baby girl in the first place?

Snowisfun
Snowisfun

BTW, since she is in Arizona, there's an evil lesbian lawyer named Dianne Post who has had lesbian relations with 7 year old girls who've been forced to lick Dianne Post's vagina.  Was Dianne Post the lawyer who defended Angelica Jimenez?  Dianne Post the Phoenix lesbian lawyer molests little girls & she must be sent to prison just as Angelica Jimenez is.

Rick
Rick

If you have reliable information that an attorney is abusing children then you need to contact the police and the AZ State Bar at 602-542-1882.

Stanley_Ipkiss
Stanley_Ipkiss

Snow is just an asshat nut job who always says ridiculous shit like that. I would pay the troll no attention if i were you.

Snowisfun
Snowisfun

Lawyer Dianne Post is a lesbian & she has had sex with little girls.  Her phone # is 602-271-9019.  The problem is that the cops haven't arrested & prosecuted lesbian Dianne Post for having sex with little girls.  Was Dianne Post the lawyer who defended Angelica Jimenez?

Rebel Diaz
Rebel Diaz

No one knows how long she will be in the joint after her sentencing? I hope it's not one year for one count of child abuse. The baby girl nearly died, and the blame solely lies upon Jimenez. I hope she gets put away for a long time and sterilized, so she doesn't breed once she gets out.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Gotta agree with you on this Rebel.

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