Children found starved in Dallas motel bathroom

DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say three emaciated children found in a Dallas motel bathroom this month were kept there day and night for almost a year, maybe longer.

The mother, 30-year-old Abneris Santiago, faces a charge of injury to a child. 37-year-old Alfred Santiago faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and continuous sexual abuse.

Both were jailed Tuesday. Abneris Santiago is held on $50,000 bail, while Alfred Santiago's bail is $125,000. Dallas police had no information on attorneys.

The Dallas Morning News reports that after Abner Santiago found his sister, Abneris Santiago, on July 2 at her job they called police asking for an escort to the motel.

The three youngsters plus a younger sibling were placed with Child Protective Services.