New Jersey mother arrested after locking her little children inside storage unitBy Mason White 8:30 AM June 28, 2013
|The storage unit where the children were living|
By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with child endangerment related charges after she locked up her children inside a storage unit in New Jersey, according to police reports in New Jersey.
Police said that the mother of two, whose children were found living inside a five-foot by ten-foot storage unit, has been indicted on charges of child abuse.
27-year-old Sheena Johnson was charged Wednesday in a New Jersey criminal court.
Johnson is accused of leaving her five-year-old and ten-year-old children unattended in one locked storage facility in Ewing without air condition or running water.
The police discovered the children after Johnson was accused of cutting the tires of her former boyfriend and was arrested in Trenton.
Police said they checked the storage unit located at Extra Space Storage facility on the 1400 block of Prospect Street after Johnson evaded questions about who was taking care of her children.
Johnson remains free on $50,000 bail. Her bail was raised by community members. Johnson has said she lived in the unit for a month because they had nowhere else to live. Police said that the storage unit was extremely filthy.
The children were taken to a local hospital and then turned over to Child Services.