Foster mother arrested after toddler is found hog-tied

San Antonio, Texas: A woman identified as the "temporary guardian" of a 1-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy has been arrested on two counts of child endangerment.

 

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus briefed the media yesterday afternoon concerning the arrest.

 

Sunday, January 9,  a witness called the police expressing concerns about the welfare of two children.

 

Officers arrived to the scene to preform a welfare check and had to breech the bedroom door in order to gain entry.

 

Inside, the 1-year-old girl was found hog-tied with a black eye and a bloody lip, and a 2-year-old boy was confined within a covered play-pen transforming it to a make-shift cage.

 

McManus described both children as "heavily soiled and crying." They were taken into custody and turned over to Child Protection Services.

 

Sunday night, an arrest warrant for 37-year-old Priscilla Salias was issued, and she was located and arrested on Monday.

 

"Child endangerment carries a maximum sentence of two years," McManus told the reporters. "But I'll tell you I- what she did to these children is, I mean, it's unforgivable. Two years seems like nothing compared to what she did to these children."