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Babysitter arrested after 2 toddlers found tied up and chained like dogs in backyard at midnight

By Mason White 11:00 AM May 1, 2016
Porucha Phillips 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after leaving eight children home alone in horrible conditions.

The mother of Texas, was arrested after two children were found chained and tied up in the backyard of her home, police said.

Deputies In San Antonio, went to the house at 12:00 a.m., after a neighbor called 911 and reported hearing a child crying outside the home.

Police said that they found a 2-year-old boy chained to the ground with his pants down and his 3-year-old sister tied to a door with a dog leash in the backyard of the house.

The children had signs of abuse. “To describe this as disturbing is an understatement. This is a sick, disturbing and horrific crime,” sheriff’s office spokesman James Keith said.

Police then entered the house and found six more children in the home with no adults around. The children are aged between 10 months and 13 years old.

The 2 and 3-year-old children were rushed to a hospital. The rest of the children were placed in the custody of child services.

Police arrested the mother, 34-year-old Porucha Phillips, when she finally came home hours later.

She was charged with injury to a child by omission with serious bodily injury. She is being held in the Bexar County Jail.

Phillips is the mother to the six children who were inside the home, and she was supposed to babysit the two toddlers who were found outside.

Phillips told police that the 2 and the 3 year old were dumped at her home and that she was planning to hand them over to the authorities the next day.