TWO toddlers were found “alone, hogtied, and caged” in the bedroom of a woman’s duplex apartment, police say.
Priscilla Ann Salais, 37, was arrested and taken into custody on Tuesday for two counts of endangering a child after cops made the disturbing discovery in Texas.
Texas woman Priscilla Ann Salais, 37, was arrested and taken into custody Tuesday on two counts of endangering a child[/caption]
Salais kept her head down while being taken into custody, repeatedly denying the charges[/caption]
On Sunday afternoon, officers received a 911 call from a woman asking for help checking on her grandchildren who were reportedly in a locked bedroom, according to Salais’ arrest affidavit.
Not long after, firefighters forced their way into the room of a duplex in the 400 block of Bailey Avenue and found two small children inside.
The two-year-old girl had her wrists and ankles tied together, according to the affidavit.
She reportedly had visible injuries, including a black eye and bloody lip, according to KSAT.
The toddler boy, only one year old, was found in a playpen “completely covered” by a baby carrier and a changing table.
The child was trapped inside.
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The affidavit says that the boy’s diaper was “heavily soiled.”
Salais was reportedly temporarily given custody of the children due to their parents being investigated by Child Protective Services.
Salais is not a licensed foster care parent in the state of Texas, a CPS representative told KSAT.
“What she did to these children is unforgivable,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said about the arrest on Tuesday.
While being taken into custody, Salais denied the charges against her, telling reporters to “get their facts straight” about the case.
She kept her head down, repeatedly saying that the information was wrong and telling people to ask her grandmother what happened.
“What she did to these children is unforgivable,”
Police Chief William McManus
The mother of the children, Isabella, claims that Salais is her stepmother.
Isabella told KSAT that she trusted Salais to take care of her children.
“I’m sorry that it got this far,” Isabella said. “I should never have trusted anybody with them.”
The children have been turned over to CPS.
A bond of $75,000 was set for each count against Salais, for a total of $150,000.
As of Wednesday afternoon, she has not posted bail on either count.
The Sun reached out to the SAPD for comment.
Firefighters forced their way into the room of a duplex in the 400 block of Bailey Avenue and found two small children inside[/caption]
While being taken into custody, Salais denied the charges against her, telling reporters to ‘get their facts straight’ about the case[/caption]