Alleged Assault on Child


On the evening of June 25, at about 7:15 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the condominium complex located at 676 N. 12th Street for a reported assault on a child. The investigation revealed a 7 year old child was approached by a 60-year-old female adult identified as Julie W. Rodenhuis and was sprayed in the face and eyes with a poisonous weed killer. The child was immediately treated by family members and emergency medical personnel who responded to the scene. The child further received medical treatment at a local hospital and has since been released.  Rodenhuis was arrested by officers at the scene and booked into the San Luis Obispo county jail for three felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury and child endangerment. The investigation continues today by detectives to determine if additional charges are necessary. Rodenhuis is currently in jail on a $100,000 bond.