The Bexar County deputies who rescued two children found tied up in a backyard told their stories Monday morning in the trial of Deandre Dorch.
Dorch is charged with two counts of injury to a child, related to an incident on Chipping Drive two years ago.
The deputies told the jury about finding a small girl tied to an exterior door with a dog leash. They said the girl’s arms were suspended above her head and she was tied in a way that she couldn’t sit down. The deputies said the girl cried when they cut her free.
They went on to say after they freed the girl, they found a small boy chained to a dog stake. The deputies shared pictures of the boy, who was motionless, on his side, surrounded by fecal matter, with his shorts pulled down around his knees.
In his opening statement to the jury, Dorch’s defense attorney said he would try to prove that other adults were responsible for the children’s condition and injuries.
The trial is expected to last all week.