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Dallas, TX – Abner Santiago and his family had long been concerned for the safety and well-being of his sister Abneris and her young children – since she met Alfred Santiago in Florida several years ago and abruptly moved out of state and away from her family. After a recent telephone call to her mother in which she relayed that Alfred was abusive to her and her children, Abner set out from Ohio to find his sister. On July 2, Abner caught up with his sister at a BBQ restaurant where she was employed – the two placed a call to the local sheriff’s department to request a police escort in order to safely remove Abneris’ four children from their room at the Budget Suites motel. When their escort arrived, they found Alfred sitting inside the suite with the couple’s healthy 1-year-old baby girl. Abneris’ other three children, ages 6, 10, and 11, were found emaciated and shut inside the bathroom – where they spent the majority of their time. And damn…those kids really had a tale to tell.

Three Children Starved, Abused, Locked In Motel BathroomThe children had been starved – their ribs protruded, their cheeks and eyes sunk in their faces. When given their first real meal in god knows how long, they vomited.  According to court records, the three children, who were not fathered by Alfred, informed investigators that they had been locked in the bathroom since October – whether that was October of 2007 or 2008 is unclear. The only time they were allowed to leave the bathroom was when Alfred needed to shower. Abneris’ 11-year-old daughter said her and her two siblings were rarely fed, and when they were, they hoarded food because they weren’t sure when they would be able to eat again. The girl also told investigators that Alfred had been raping her for years – a fact that she had also shared with her mother several times – to no avail.

Abneris’ 10-year-old son said when the family was living in Florida, Alfred was a “nice, nice, gentle man,” but after moving to Texas, “That is when my living nightmare began.” The children stated that Alfred repeatedly called them “rapists,” and told their mother that they had molested their youngest sister, and she believed him. The 10-year-old explained that was why they were locked in the bathroom – to keep them away from their sister and other children. None of the three have attended school in several years. After spending 10 days at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, the kids were placed in foster homes. When the 10-year-old, who was covered in bruises, was asked if there was anything he needed, replied, “I’m safe now, that’s all I need.”

Three Children Starved, Abused, Locked In Motel BathroomIf that shit doesn’t turn your stomach, the crap flowing out of Alfred and Abneris’ mouth will. Alfred says he is the victim in all of this, not those pesky kids! “The one who is being disrespected right now is I, because I’m the one who’s being abused,” he stated in a jailhouse interview. He went on to say that Abneris’ three older children were baby rapers and had poured urine on his daughter. “What I was doing is protecting my baby daughter from her (Abneris) kids,” Santiago said. “What I did was I did not let my daughter out of my sight.” Wouldn’t you know it, this is all one big conspiracy against him. “I’m a man in the United States. We’re treated very unfairly when it comes to a woman. If people will start looking for what they need to be looking for,” he said, “they will find the truth.” I don’t know what the fuck that’s supposed to mean, but hey, whatever helps you sleep at night, dickhead. And, of course, he denies responsibility for locking the children in the bathroom – according to him, that was all Abneris’ doing.

And what about good ‘ol mom? What does she have to say about all this? Well, you know she’s saying she was scared of Alfred and that’s why she did absolutely nothing to protect her children. She said she fed the children breakfast and dinner, and tried to sneak them food every now and then “at the risk of a beating.” She left the children in Alfred’s care six days a week while she held down a job. Though the toilet in the bathroom had been broken for months, she made sure to flush it and clean it every morning so her kids “would be in a clean place.” She stated that she was aware Alfred wasn’t feeding the kids because “they weren’t his responsibility.” Abneris also stated that she’s hungry too…I mean, geez, she was unable to eat for two whole days because she was so upset. But this statement, above all others, is the most jaw-dropping, nauseating, self-serving statement I have heard in a long time: “You have no idea what I’ve been through.” And, as an afterthought, “Or the children.”

Alfred Santiago, 37, is being held on charges of aggravated sexual assault and continuous sexual abuse. His bond has been set at $125,000. Abneris Santiago, 30, is facing charges of injury to a child. Bond for her was set at $50,000. (The two aren’t married and the last names are pure coincidence).

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  • Jury

    I saw on the news this morning that he states he tried to feed the children, and that they refused to eat. What a liar. The nerve to come out and think an interview would make him look clean in this. Rot in hell Alfred and Mom in our wonderful Dallas jail.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com So Jaded

    I have yet to find a single article in which he denies raping the child. I thought that would be the first thing he would deny…

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/ Dakota Valkyrie

    The jailhouse video interview with him is beyond bizarre. Made me go cross-eyed and itch.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Hey, Athena…what’s that on her neck? :P

  • Jury

    “Hey, Athena…what’s that on her neck?”

    LOL!

  • Uvgottabkiddin

    cough couch bullshit… she was out 6 days a week she could have told anyone… fucking bitch.

  • nadine

    WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IS THAT THE JAIL LOCKS THEIR ASSES UP FOREVER FOREVER FOREVER
    What the two did to their kids should be done to them
    NEVER EVER FEED THESE TWO DEVILS
    JUST LET THEM DIE SLOWLY WHO THE FUCK CARES
    OR
    Just put them in a park and hang the two of them in front of the crowd
    (I will make posters of cheer and laughter)

  • granny-g

    She was working 6 days a week…. why are they living
    in a motel room?
    He repeatedly rapes a child…yet accuses the children
    of being rapisist.
    She “understands” him not feeding the children!
    Because they are not his responsibility?
    These two creatures are BROKEN and should be
    disposed of with the rest of the trash.
    May the children get healthy both physically and mentaly.

  • CassieMomma

    The girl also told investigators that Alfred had been raping her for years

    Of course make because it makes the nightmare even worse than it already was. How can people like that sleep at night?

    Also what a angle Abner Santiago is. His mission was to search for those kids (and his sister, but whatever those kids are safe now) if it wasn’t for him who knows how long this would of gone on!

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12 Athena

    Hey, Athena…what’s that on her neck?

    The truth. ;)

  • SouthernDiva

    Who the hell names their son and daughter Abner and Abneris?

  • BriarRose

    Absolutely speechless………………..

  • http://www.myspace.com/llkoolk The Masked Web Avenger

    Lol, The truth is on her neck, you guys kill me.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mysticviewer Mysticviewer

    lol on the neck tat reference.
    Grrrrr on the rest. I understand the fear of being an abused person but she was actually allowed to leave the house and work. She had a chance to make plans to escape. She had access to a phone at work…she should have called the cops way before now. I dont feel sorry for her what so ever. He just needs to shut the fuck up and bend over for Bubba.
    I hope the children find a loving home and get help with what these fuck heads have put them through. May they find childhood again.

  • http://www.brainycat.com brainycat

    OMG. I’m trying to come up with a punishment suitably cruel and unusual, but the mind boggles at the depravity and carelessness possesed by these two… less then humans.

  • Missi

    these asswipes should not be able to breed–sickening to think of what these poor babies went through in their short lives…fucktards

  • ecvmanzo

    I couldn’t help but giggle when I saw her tattoo. I thought “oh boy here we go again”.

    Okay enough of that. Brainycat, I am having a hard time trying to come up with the most heinous way to make these assholes pay but I guess I am not that evil. Hold up, I lied. I say we get some twine or something thin but strong. And tie the other end to a doorknob, then slam the fucking door as hard as you can. I see me doing this over and over, until either the door gives up, or his nasty balls just rip from the seam.

    Now on to the nasty , ugly twat. Tie her damn legs apart, as if she were giving birth to a truck. Then get a powerful vacuum and suck up all her reproductive organs. Wash your hands and we are done with two useless evil fucks.

  • Nurse Ronda

    Aunt wants kids who were held Dallas hotel.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotstories/6544326.html

  • http://myspace.com/tricia381 Tricia

    what does her neck tattoo say??

    those poor children! thank god someone was looking out for them.

  • tutkill

    what asswipes! asswipe alfred and abernis-what a couple. flush them!

  • gypsy_soul

    Karla Holmolka (wife of Paul Bernardo) also was out of the house working daily and claimed that she couldn’t leave her abusive husband. It is asinine to believe that Abernis couldn’t get help to protect herself and her children.I don’t understand how that woman could sleep every night with the man abusing her children, knowing they were just feet away locked in a bathroom.
    “I’m safe now, that’s all I need.” Coming from the mouth of a ten year old boy says it all and more.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com/forums/ Dakota Valkyrie

    Refreshing to see family not act like tards:

    It was a 16 hour drive from Abner Santiago’s home in Lorain to the motel where his sister was living in Texas, but he knows if he hadn’t gone his niece and nephews might not be alive.
    [...]

    “I know she failed these kids miserably, as a mother she could have gotten help she was going to work every day she had a chance to go ask for a phone call the police. She could’ve gotten help there’s no excuse,” Santiago said.
    [...]

    Abner Santiago says he wants people to take one thing from his experience.

    “You might be called nosy, they might get mad at you but by all means get involved call somebody get them to help they need. In my eyes we’re not heroes we just did what any family any friend should do if they know of some situation like,” Santiago said.

    Source

  • MadeaBecBec

    The brother, Abner Santiago, speaks here: http://www.fox8.com/wjw-unclesaveskids-txt,0,3505427.story

    “I know she failed these kids miserably, as a mother she could have gotten help she was going to work every day she had a chance to go ask for a phone call the police. She could’ve gotten help there’s no excuse,” Santiago said.

    Abner Santiago says he wants people to take one thing from his experience.

    “You might be called nosy, they might get mad at you but by all means get involved call somebody get them to help they need. In my eyes we’re not heroes we just did what any family any friend should do if they know of some situation like,” Santiago said.

    (video here too)

    God Bless You, Abner Santiago!

  • MadeaBecBec

    Strange!! We were posting at the same time DV! WOW!

  • Just my luck sucks

    http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/national/news_ap_family_aches_for_kids_found_starved_200907241022_2680202

    Heartbreaking I hope those children never have to see these two fuckheads again. Let me at her, I’ll improve on that neck tat.

    And him? His head is just a little too round for my liking–I could fix that.

  • zpf

    Karla Holmolka (wife of Paul Bernardo) also was out of the house working daily and claimed that she couldn’t leave her abusive husband. It is asinine to believe that Abernis couldn’t get help to protect herself and her children.

    At least Holmolka had a reasonable excuse: she is very likely a sociopath. Abernis doesn’t have an excuse: she’s just trash that got caught abusing her children and is playing the victim to avoid a stint in the clink. She’s almost more culpable than Nasty Al is because she had the opportunity to stop this by taking her children and skany ass to the nearest woman’s shelter.

  • DamagedGoods

    what does her neck tattoo say??

    I believe it says “Useless Twat” … if not… it should

  • whisperswing

    Mom claims spouse abuse led to starving of children
    UPDATE AUG 4 2009

    DALLAS — Abernis Santiago, the Dallas mother accused of letting her children starve, claims an abusive relationship drove her to do it.

    Police found the three children malnourished and on the brink of death. They had spent the last year of their lives locked in the bathroom of a Dallas motel room.
    The children’s stepfather is charged with sexual abuse.

    A judge on Tuesday decided there’s enough evidence for the mother’s case to go before a grand jury.

    Santiago didn’t say a word during the hearing, but the state’s key witness — a Dallas police detective — spoke volumes when she described finding the three children.

    She said they had sunken eyes, flaky skin, bruises all over their bodies and signs of severe malnourishment.

    The children said they had been starved at the hands of their stepfather, Alfred Santiago.

    The oldest girl, aged 11, said he had sexually molested her for the last three years while Abernis Santiago was at work.

    The attorney for Abernis Santiago said she was in an abusive relationship, fearing for herself and her children.

    She finally got the courage to call police last month, when her brother was in town.

    “She loves the children, wants the best for the children. She says she did provide food for the children,” defense attorney James Jamison told the court. “There was evidence today that she fed them in the morning and she fed them in the evening but in the day, all this other stuff went on.”

    Alfred Santiago denied the allegations in an interview on July 22. “I am a very innocent person, just caught up, unfortunately, on what they are trying to cover up,” he said.

    He is charged with continuing sexual abuse, and more charges may follow stemming from his relations with his two other stepchildren ages 10 and 5.

    Meanwhile, Abernis Santiago remains behind bars. She is charged with injury to a child of the first degree.

    More charges may follow for her regarding her two little boys.

    The grand jury is expected to hear this case within the next three weeks.

  • http://www.myspace.com/msglendora MsMisunderstood

    More charges today

    A couple accused of keeping the woman’s three emaciated children in a Dallas hotel bathroom for at least nine months face additional charges, officials said Monday.

    A judge also increased the bond settings for the mother, Abneris Santiago, and boyfriend Alfred Santiago.

    Dallas County Jail records indicate Abneris Santiago now faces three charges of injury to a child. The mother of four had initially faced just one injury to a child charge after police rescued three of her children last month. Her bond increased from $50,000 to $150,000.

    Police also added three counts of injury to a child to the case against her boyfriend. Alfred Santiago already faced one count of aggravated sexual assault and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child. His bond increased from $125,000 to $275,000.

    Officials said the charges were filed Saturday against the couple, who are not married but have the same last name.

    ….more

    Source

  • guillotinegirl

    The egg donor's trial begins today. The sperm donor has been convicted and sentenced to 99 years.

    The trial began in the same courtroom where Santiago's boyfriend, Alfred Santiago, was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to 99 years in prison. A different jury found him guilty of injury to a child and continuous sexual abuse.

    The children have, not surprisingly, had some major difficulties since their ordeal:

    In the trial that ended Tuesday, jurors heard from the children's therapist, who said since being rescued the oldest boy has been hospitalized three times for being suicidal.

    Another doctor said two of the children were afraid to use the bathroom at the hospital where they were taken. One of the boys, who suffered brain atrophy related to chronic starvation, preferred urinating in his hospital bed.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100728/ap_on_re_us

  • mominAZ

    I remember reading about this when it was first posted. It broke my heart then, and it breaks it even now. Those poor kids! I'm glad they're getting professional help. And I hope the oldest boy realizes that he is worthy of his life and can grow up to be as normal as possible.
    Thank you for the update! I am so glad that asshole got 99years, and I hope the “mother” gets a long sentence as well.

  • ProudWife05

    I read alot bout these two monsters. I am in shock….. I honestly don't know what to say. This brought me to tears.

  • mominAZ

    I just spit a little iced tea out on my laptop!! LMAO!

  • Anonymous

    I had a neighbor who had two kids the first one was called Melvin like his dad the girl was called: MELIENID. Mel for the dad, ENID for the mom & the I in the middle it’s because in SPanish it means AND So it’s Mel AND Enid.

  • Anonymous

    I had a neighbor who had two kids the first one was called Melvin like his dad the girl was called: MELIENID. Mel for the dad, ENID for the mom & the I in the middle it’s because in SPanish it means AND So it’s Mel AND Enid.

  • Anonymous

    I had a neighbor who had two kids the first one was called Melvin like his dad the girl was called: MELIENID. Mel for the dad, ENID for the mom & the I in the middle it’s because in SPanish it means AND So it’s Mel AND Enid.

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