He is just two years old but he was found wearing only a diaper and his mother was nowhere to be found. News 92 FM’s Pattie Shieh has more on the charge filed against his mother.
The clock had not yet struck midnight Thursday when residents at an apartment complex in the 5000 block of Antoine made a startling discovery. A 2-year-old boy was just walking around. It was late in the night and cold.
“Police were called to the apartment complex when the 2-year-old child was found in the apartment complex wandering alone and crying looking for his mother, he was apparently wearing only a diaper,” said Estella Olguin with CPS. She also tells us officers were able to locate the family’s apartment and found three other young children alone. Now their mother, 24-year-old Teresa Herrera has been charged with child endangerment.
“She had been working at a restaurant nightclub and so the children were home alone and the eldest was in charge of taking care of the younger children and even though in Texas there is no law that says what age you can leave school-age children home alone, you certainly wouldn’t want to leave a 9-year-old caring for such children alone.”
Some familiar with the family indicate this is not the first time Herrera has left her four children alone. She is being held on $35,000 bond and will go before the judge next month.
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