Police Find Children Restrained By Harnesses In Texas House

DAYTON, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities have removed 11 children from a home after finding some restrained by harnesses and discovering other signs of abuse.

Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter says 10 adults also were living in the one-story, 1,700-square-foot home in Dayton, about 30 miles northeast of Houston. The children ranged in age from 5 months to 11 years.

Carter says they are related, but she isn’t sure how many are siblings.

Dayton Police Sgt. Clinton O’Quinn says he saw some children in harnesses that allowed limited movement.

The children were removed last month and have been placed in foster homes. O’Quinn says authorities are looking into criminal charges.

Several residents of the home declined to comment on the removal or allegations of abuse.

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  • susan

    oh my..i just saw this on the news and an interview with a father of one of the children who said the woman is the grandmother..i cannot believe it! with all the political rhetroic about birth control, why dont some of these “politicos” look at situations like this and face reality..anyone with the proper body parts can create and have a child..then the neglect and abuse starts..it happens alll the time and cps is overwhelmed with cases,as are the police departments where a child is.beaten to death or shaken or burned…the big circle..dont teach birth control or us of it, but allow unwanted pregnancies where children are treated as a dispensable objects..

    • B.F. Skinner

      This was the whole idea of Contraception but the opposite happened. The responsible people had less kids, and the less responsible people more. It was thus the opposite social impact.

      Unless you want to fix these wretches like spayed or neutered pets that trend will continue whatever education is put in or contraception is made available, they aren’t paying attention to anything in school anyway.

      By the way some states used to sterilize undesirables and were sued to heck and back for it. Never happen today for many reasons, most of which are good ones. Constitutional rights, etc. Though it does mean the cycle continues.

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  • Karen

    I so agree with you. Abortion may not be pretty but neither is abuse and neglect.

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