Daycare Nightmare: Woman Arrested After Leaving Two Toddlers Chained to Fence


Daycare Nightmare: Woman Arrested After Leaving Two Toddlers Chained to Fence

Six more children were found unaccompanied inside.

Published May 1, 2016

This is the last thing you want to think about when you drop your kid off at daycare.

Bexar County, Texas police have arrested a woman after two toddlers were found chained up outside of her house on Thursday. Inside the home, police found 6 more unaccompanied children.

A statement posted on the sheriff's Facebook page said officers received a call around 11:45pm on Thursday night from someone who heard children crying outside for "a long period of time." When authorities arrived they found a two-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl chained up in the backyard.

Both children were transported to a nearby hospital and have been treated for a variety of health issues, including a broken arm. 

Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas LaHood spoke to Associated Press to voice his disbelief and anger. "I would describe it as disgusting," he said. "It shocks your conscience when you think what kind of individual could treat children, who in my opinion are gifts from God, like this."

The other six children, who rang from ages 10 months to 13 years have been taken to Child Protective Services. All children were malnourished. The parents of the children returned to the residence and were immediately taking into custody by police.

Porucha Phillips will face charges of two counts of injury to a child by omission with bodily injuries. Authorities said that Phillips had no prior history with CPS but are now looking into the possibility that she was running a daycare out of the home.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: GARO/PHANIE, Corbis)


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