A De Soto woman charged with child abuse and aggravated child endangerment for starving her 6 year-old son in the attic of her home is seeking a reduction in her bond.
Rachel Perez appeared in Johnson County District Court Thursday morning asking for her bond to be reduced from $250,000 to $5,000 — or less — citing her pregnancy as the reason.
Johnson County District Judge Peter Ruddick set a hearing for Sept. 17 to consider her request.
Perez, 26, is approximately four months pregnant and has two daughters, who, as of Monday, are in state custody. Her son, who has Down syndrome, was found by sheriff's deputies in Perez's attic on Aug. 17, emaciated and covered in feces. The boy was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital to recover.