Texas moms charged after son, 1, found eating own feces while 6 kids lived in squalor

Besides the six kids found covered in lice and filth, a special needs boy, 1, was found confined to a crib, eating his own feces


                            Texas moms charged after son, 1, found eating own feces while 6 kids lived in squalor
Yures Molina (L) and Riccy Padilla-Hernandez (R) were both charged with endangering a child (Houston PD)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS: Two mothers from Texas have been charged with endangering a child after their six kids were found inside a Houston residence, living in squalor. The children range in age from one to nine. Riccy Padilla-Hernandez, 28, and Yures Molina, 34, were arrested after Houston Police, who were called to an apartment complex by a maintenance worker, found a little girl who looked visibly unsupervised. 

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The older brother of the little girl took officers to their apartment, where four other kids were found alone. Police did not confirm whether the two mothers are related. However, they were living in the same apartment. 

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Besides the six kids found covered in lice and filth, Padilla-Hernandez's special needs son, 1, was found confined to a crib. The child was so hungry that he started eating his own excrement. Both the women have posted a $15,000 bond for their release.

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In another recent incident, police on February 1, 2022, arrested and charged two Nevada women with child abuse after discovering a "house of horrors". A welfare check led authorities to find two children in "deplorable living conditions and with nearly three dozen dogs." The children are now living with relatives under short-term emergency care measures, police confirmed.

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Police reportedly responded to a welfare check on Arnold's two children, aged seven and nine, when they discovered the horrifying state of affairs. Living in the three-bedroom sublet, the two children shared a bedroom with around 18 dogs. In another room, Arnold and Garcia lived with 15 dogs, and a third room was occupied by an "uninvolved third party." When police raided the home, they reportedly found the children with multiple dogs bites and scratches, both new and old.

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The two children were also forced to share a deflated air mattress that was "covered in dog feces." Police also noted, "The entire basement floor was covered with clothing, trash, and animal feces." The children were immediately removed and placed with family but authorities were not able to provide any clarity about the long-term plans for the two. Likewise, the 34 dogs, all of varying breeds, were removed and placed in a shelter. 

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Amid the pandemic, the number of neglected children in homes has increased. In late December, Katelynn Schengeli and Cory Evans were arrested when a 911 call by their eldest child led the police to find four children, including an infant, covered in feces inside an "extremely dirty" residence, in Tyler, Texas. In October, Gloria Williams and Brian Coulter were arrested after three kids were discovered living with the rotting corpse of their brother. Before that, in March 2020, an alcoholic mother of six was charged for forcing her kids to live in a garbage-filled house lined with feces. 

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