EL PASO, Texas (AP) An anonymous tip led to the rescue of four young children who were found alone in a padlocked trailer.
Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on yesterday arrested and charged Ivonne Adriana Vasquez, the 28-year-old mother of three of the children, with four counts of abandoning and endangering a child.
The fourth child was her 9-year-old niece, the oldest of the children. The youngest was 2-months-old. The El Paso Times reports El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Jesse Tovar said a deputy got in the trailer, which was padlocked from the outside, by breaking a window and crawling through it.
Tovar said the stench of a clogged toilet and dirty diapers inside the trailer, which was strewn with clothes and dishes, caused deputies to gag. An ambulance crew checked the children at the scene.