Priscilla Ann Salais: Texas woman kept step-daughter's children, 1 and 2, hog-tied and caged
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: A Texas grandmother put the lives of two young children in jeopardy before police discovered the toddlers in a "heavily soiled" state. Priscilla Ann Salais was arrested and taken into custody on January 11.
On Sunday, January 9, officers received a 911 call from a witness requesting that they do a welfare check at the home where Salais and the children, one 2 and the other 1, were staying. Firefighters made their way through the residence on the 400 block of Bailey Avenue in San Antonio not long after this call.
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Police found the two-year-old girl hog-tied and she was found with a black eye and bleeding lip. The one-year-old boy was discovered in the playpen, along with a changing table and a baby carrier that completely trapped the child. The entire scene was devastating with the two children crying non-stop.
Isabella, the children's biological mother, was taken aback when she heard of her children's drastic conditions. She told KSAT that she trusted her stepmother, Salais, to look after them, and now that this thing has occurred, she regrets trusting her at all. Since the parents of the children were being investigated by Child Protective Services for physical abuse, Isabella trusted her stepmom to look after her children. Salais was given temporary custody of the toddlers. Salais claimed that all the allegations against her are untrue.
"What she did to these children is unforgivable," Police Chief William McManus told KSAT. A $75,000 bond has been placed on each count against Salais, for a total of $150,000. Salais has chosen not to post bond on any charge as of Wednesday, January 12. Both children have been turned over to Child Protective Services (CPS).