1 of 3 charged in San Antonio child abuse case enters plea

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — One of three people accused of injuring children at a San Antonio house has pleaded guilty.

Porucha Phillips agreed to a 50-year prison sentence in return for her guilty pleas to charges of injury to a child and serious bodily injury to a child.

Deputies called to the scene in April 2016 found a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash and a 2-year-old boy chained to the ground behind the home. They had hundreds of scars, but officials say they are recovering. Six more children were found inside.

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Still awaiting trial are Phillips' husband, Deandre Dorch, and Cheryl Reed, the mother of the two restrained toddlers.

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They could face life in prison.

Officials say Reed left her two children in the care of Phillips and Dorch.

© 2017 Associated Press


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