Bond unchanged for abuse suspects

The Clark County mother and her boyfriend, accused of tying her sons up and beating them, kept their $5,000 cash bond, though prosecutors wanted to raise them Monday.

Anna Camacho, 29, of 4750 Paris Road, and 23-year-old Juan Mandondo are both charged with fourth-degree assault, first-degree criminal abuse and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

Both appeared in Clark District Court Monday afternoon for their arraignment. Clark District Judge Charles Hardin entered automatic not-guilty pleas for both, as they are facing felony charges, and scheduled a preliminary hearing for June 14.

When Camacho’s attorney Alex Rowady asked the judge to review her bond, Hardin said, “If I review it, it’s going up.” Hardin said another judge set the bond, but ultimately left it as set since neither has been able to post bond since they were arrested May 31.

The pair were arrested after the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by state social workers about two boys, ages 6 and 9. According to the incident report, the boys said they were tied up by Maldondo, restrained so they were forced to stand on their tiptoes, and were beaten with a belt and a cell phone charger cord. The children said they told school counselors on May 12, who then told social workers.

Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said his office was notified May 31 about the situation. The deputy who responded said the boys still had evidence of their wounds, but did not have fresh ones.

A third child in the home did not appear to be injured.

Hardin said he left Maldondo’s bond in place because he didn’t want to single him out.

Deputies said Maldondo was living at Camacho’s residence.

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