Archive for Friday, March 18, 2011

De Soto mother pleads guilty to charges of locking her son in an attic

March 18, 2011


— Rachel Perez, the De Soto woman charged with locking her 6-year-old son in the attic of her home, pleaded guilty Friday to charges of child abuse and aggravated child endangerment. Perez also pleaded no contest to a third charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Perez's son was discovered emaciated and covered in feces in the unfinished attic of her De Soto home by Johnson County Sheriff's deputies on Aug. 17. It is unknown how long the boy had been confined to the attic but a pediatrician testified during Perez's preliminary hearing in Johnson County District Court that the boy would not have survived another 24 hours in the same conditions.

The boy is recovering well and is now in foster care, along with his two sisters and a brother, who was born after Perez was arrested.

Perez will return to court for sentencing at 10:15 a.m. May 26.


formerfarmer 6 years, 10 months ago

I hope whatever prison she goes to, they have an attic they can lock her in.

mtorkzadeh 6 years, 10 months ago

i cannot believe that during the entire year i lived in Clearview City that this kind of unspeakable act was going on. poor kids. i hope she rots in jail for the rest of her life.

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