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Toddlers found chained up like dogs in Texas home


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Eight children were rescued from a home by Deputies in Bexar County, Texas- with two of them chained down like dogs.

According to KSAT, the children were found after a woman called 911 Thursday night, telling dispatch that she heard crying coming from the back yard.

“Our deputies arrive to the house, they knock on the front door (and) no one answers. They go to the backyard, they get a ladder to look over the fence and that’s where they see the two toddlers,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith said. “The little boy was chained to the ground. The little girl was tied up with a dog leash to a door. It was obvious they had both been there a while. There (were) obvious signs of abuse.”

The toddlers found in the back yard were quickly shuttled to the hospital, while the rest of the children found in the home were placed in the care of protective services.

“That’s where we find our comfort, is knowing that these kids are out of harm’s way,” Keith said.

The parents of the six children not tied up in the yard returned Friday morning to find officers awaiting to take them in for questioning. 34-year-old mother Porucha Phillips was charged with injury to a child by omission with serious bodily harm and injury to a child by omission with bodily injury.

“To call this horrific is an understatement. It’s disgusting. It’s sad. It’s unbelievable,” Keith said. “And we want the public to know that we will use every ounce of our energy to make sure the people who did this are held accountable and that these children are never hurt like this again.”

Investigators are still looking for the parents of the toddlers found chained up in the yard.
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