Couple molests 10 neighborhood children as young as 3 years old


Francisco Avendano and Jacqueline Wadsworth 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A perverted couple was arrested for molesting at least 10 children.

Police in California, said that Francisco Avendano, 42, and Jacqueline Wadsworth, 32, became friends with the mothers of the victims.

After grooming the parents and children and gaining their trust, the couple invited the children come to their home, where they were molested.

The couple is accused of molesting at least 10 children at numerous locations across the Santa Clarita Valley, according to the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department Special Victims Bureau.

Investigators are now trying to determine if there are more victims. So far, of the 10 children who came forward, the youngest victim is only 3 years old.


The oldest is 17 years old. Investigators said that the abuse typically happened during sleepovers. The incident came to light after a 12-year-boy told his mother that he was molested during one of those sleepovers.