A Mentone couple jailed last year after the woman’s two young daughters were discovered with severe beating injuries have been offered a plea agreement by the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office, a spokesman said Monday.
Cheryl Christine Mock, 20, and Jordan Joseph Brommer, 21, each are charged with six counts of child abuse resulting in great bodily injury to a child under age 5.
They have until April 6 to accept the offer, said district attorney’s spokesman Christopher Lee.
Lee said that under terms of the plea agreement, Mock would plead guilty to two counts of child abuse and would serve six years.
Brommer would plead guilty to two counts of child abuse with two counts of great bodily injury on a child under the age of 5. He would be sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The couple are facing an April 23 court date.
Information was not available Monday on the whereabouts of the children.
The girls both had birthdays this month: the older girl is now 5 and her sister is 3.
Mock is the mother of the two children but Brommer is not their father.
Mock and Brommer were arrested Feb. 26, 2011.
Paramedics were called to the Mentone apartment where Mock and Brommer lived and found the older girl — then 3 years old — having trouble breathing. She had bruises all over her body.
According to the complaint filed in the case, the child also had suffered a skull fracture with brain injury, three fractured ribs on her left side and three fractured ribs on her right side.
The younger girl, who was 23 months old, was found later. She had bruises over her entire body, three fractured ribs, a lacerated liver, a broken collarbone and a fractured shin bone.
The girls were taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment and placed into protective custody.
Investigators said they believed the girls were beaten multiple times during a nine-month period.