The Adopted Mother And Father Of Two Was Accused Of Abuse — Now Police Have Discovered That An Additional Child In Their Care Has Not Been Seen in Years
A recent investigation looking into the allegations of child abuse of two adoptive parents has just taken a surprising turn.
In a news release shared by police earlier this week, it was revealed that police recently learned of the eight to ten-year-long disappearance of a teen girl named Kaya Centeno while investigating allegations of child abuse carried out by her adoptive parents. Centeno’s siblings — a brother who is aged 15, and a sister who is 17 — had reported that their parents had abused them. It wasn’t until the two children were taken into police custody that they told police that Kaya went missing from their family home in Rohnert Park sometime between 2010 and 2012. The siblings went onto tell the police that her disappearance occurred at the same time that they began to endure alleged emotional, sexual, and physical abuse by their adopted parents, Gina and Jose Centeno.
The Centeno’s adopted all three children in 2008.
Gina and Jose Centeno, were arrested on August 19 after police found evidence to corroborate the abuse claims.
The Centeno’s were arrested on August 19 for aggravated kidnapping after they fled to Mexico Centeneo almost 18 months ago.
According to Sonoma County jail records the couple has been booked on numerous charges, including nine felony charges related to the sexual abuse of the 17-year-old girl by who Jose. According to Press Democrat, the 17-year-old girl is identified as Jane Doe No. 1 in a complaint that was filed in Sonoma County Superior Court.
According to People, the couple is being held without bond and it is not known whether or not they have entered pleas or obtained attorneys.
“Rohnert Park detectives received a tip July 24 about the alleged abuse in their city by Child Protective Services workers, who had been in contact with authorities in Mexico, where the 15- and 17-year-old had been placed in protective custody after alleging abuse by the parents,” reports People.
According to reports, detectives and the FBI worked with CPS and the U.S. Embassy to bring the two siblings to Sonoma County. It was during this time that the two siblings mentioned the disappearance of their older sister, Kaya.
“The children said Kaya went missing from their Rohnert Park home approximately eight to 10 years ago and she has not been heard from or seen since,” said the police.
According to police, at the time of Kaya’s disappearance, she was in second grade at the John Reed School in Rohnert Park but was withdrawn. Her adoptive parents claimed that she was going to be homeschooled.
If you or anyone you know has information about the current case please call the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety at 707-584-2612, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).