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Tue May 12, 2020, 09:22 AM

6-year-old boy found in shed with hands tied says he's slept there since he's been out of school

A woman and her boyfriend in Texas are facing charges after police found her 6-year-old grandson tied up in a shed, according to reports. Dallas Police officers were called to 53-year-old Esmeralda Lira's home Sunday night — after a caller told them a child was being kept inside a shed in their backyard.

Lira told the police that her grandson was with his mother, but a man pointed authorities to the shed.

The boy was found inside with his hands tied behind his back. He told authorities that he has been forced to sleep inside the shed since school has been out, according to reports.

Her boyfriend told police that he was being kept in the shed as punishment repeatedly for the past two weeks for attempting to steal food to eat.

Lira and her boyfriend, Jose Balderas, both face felony charges of child endangerment.

https://www.koat.com/article/6-year-old-boy-found-in-shed-with-hands-tied-says-hes-slept-there-since-hes-been-out-of-school/32444664

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Reply 6-year-old boy found in shed with hands tied says he's slept there since he's been out of school (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 2020 OP
Jamastiene May 2020 #1
lpbk2713 May 2020 #2
malaise May 2020 #13
Totally Tunsie May 2020 #18
malaise May 2020 #21
magicarpet May 2020 #3
Baitball Blogger May 2020 #4
eggplant May 2020 #8
Mariana May 2020 #12
Baitball Blogger May 2020 #15
a la izquierda May 2020 #17
Baitball Blogger May 2020 #19
a la izquierda May 2020 #22
gratuitous May 2020 #5
phylny May 2020 #6
Ligyron May 2020 #7
cayugafalls May 2020 #9
PatrickforO May 2020 #10
wryter2000 May 2020 #16
demtenjeep May 2020 #11
Ilsa May 2020 #20
rickyhall May 2020 #14
Faux pas May 2020 #23
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #24

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:29 AM

1. Cruel fuckers.

Put them in jail and leave them there.

Poor kid.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:33 AM

2. Steal food?



How bad does it have to be for a kid to steal food?
I'd bet the adults had all they wanted to eat.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:13 AM

13. Who would deprive a six year old of food and throw him in a barn?

Bangs head

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:57 PM

18. ...or a cage?

Hmmmmm - I wonder who.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #18)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:40 PM

21. We know

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:39 AM

3. Dickensonian guardianship,... keeping children skinny so adults can eat more.

WTF,.. I mean,... WTF.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:55 AM

4. People on DU predicted that something like this would happen.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:35 AM

8. This sort of shit happens regardless of whether there is a pandemic or not.

Monsters are monsters.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:11 AM

12. Child abuse isn't some new thing that never happened before.

There was no need to "predict" it would happen.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #12)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:24 AM

15. The coronavirus social distancing rules and job upheaval created a chaotic

situation for everyone. Some DUers predicted that this would heighten tensions at home and that child abuse and domestic violence would rise.

I'm going to agree with them. Child abuse has always been a problem, but now it will get worse. That's the prediction.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #15)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:03 PM

17. I'm studying this right now

as part of a new research project. I’m not looking at abuse of children, but spousal or intimate partner violence.
The increases in rates worldwide are horrifying. And it was probably me (among others) who predicted this at the beginning of the lockdown.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #17)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:30 PM

19. You're a DUer whose opinion you can bank on.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #19)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:35 PM

22. Aww thanks.

I’ve mostly been looking at Latin America- Mexico’s domestic violence rates are dreadful, but I’m expanding my research to Europe and the US. My newest project will be to look at what kinds of human rights legislation comes out of this pandemic.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:00 AM

5. Somewhere Stephen Miller's ears prick up

Fresh recruits!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:27 AM

6. Thank goodness that man reported it and kept on it.

Monsters.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:32 AM

7. Yeah, where is the mother anyway?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:50 AM

9. Like he thought the excuse was what? A Reason? Dumb Sick Criminal.

Wish the charge could be more harsh...

Sick people in this world.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:01 AM

10. Punishing her grandson for 'stealing' food????

This boyfriend needs to go to grey-bar city for many years to come. What a slime.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #10)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:30 AM

16. She should have fed the child

Instead of the boyfriend.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:05 AM

11. I worry so much about my students

Especially 2 that I had to make reports on before the world died.





We are to contact our IEP children, I have 9. One of them the mother said I need to stop talking to him because he talks to the teachers and DCF shows up.

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #11)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:37 PM

20. I feel so bad for your kids. Not only are

they missing the enrichment from a classroom, but so many live with difficult situations, abuse, food insecurity, and loneliness at home under restrictions.

I wish we could help, other than maintaining our social distancing. I'm giving more to our food pantry. Just do your best.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:17 AM

14. Throw them in solitary with their hands cuffed behind the backs.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:43 PM

23. Kickin' with disgust!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:04 PM

24. Good neighbor -- kid rescued before they could starve him to death.

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