Texas: Police say toddlers were locked in a room, left naked with no food
POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:04am
LIBERTY COUNTY, TX (KBMT) — The discovery of two toddlers locked in a room, naked and with no food, has resulted in one woman in custody and paperwork underway that would result in the arrest of the children's mother.
Two federal probation officers from Beaumont found the twins locked in room at a Liberty County home around 8:55 a.m. Saturday.
A Public relations officer for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office told 12News that the two-year-old twin girls were found living in deplorable conditions at a Liberty County home. The children are now in the custody of Child Protective Services. Captain Ken DeFoor also told 12News that the girls' aunt, Amy Castillo, 27, is in custody facing child abandonment charges. Her bond is set at $5,000.
Capt. DeFoor said the children were found at a home in the 200 block of County Road 2283 as probation officers went to the home to do a check on the twin's mother, Brandy Dominguez, 20, who is on pre-trial release for a human trafficking charge. Dominguez was not home at the time.
Capt. DeFoor said deputies investigating the case are working on a probable cause affidavit requested by the Liberty County District Attorney's office before a warrant can be issued for the arrest of Brandy Dominguez.
Capt. DeFoor said the probation officers heard scratching noises coming from a room that was double locked. They asked the Castillo to open the door where the twins were discovered.