Mon, Jan 14, 2013
Teresa Herrera, 24, is charged with child endangerment after police say her one-year-old was found with only a diaper on outside the family’s northwest Houston apartment just before midnight Thursday.
According to the police report, neighbors found the baby wandering and called police. When officers arrived, witnesses reportedly told them that Herrera often left the baby home alone in the evening with her other children, ages 3, 5 and 9, when she went out. Police found the children alone in the apartment unit and described the conditions as filthy.
Herrera was reportedly located a short time later. Police say she had been at a nearby club.
The children have all been turned over to the care of Children’s Protective Services.