LIBERTY COUNTY, TX - A mother and her sister have been arrested after police found twin two-year-old girls nude in a locked bedroom inside a filthy trailer.
According to police, they were at the trailer to check on the twins’ mother, 20-year-old Brandy Dominguez, who is on pre-trial release for a human trafficking charge. She wasn’t home, but her sister, 27-year-old Amy Castillo, was there and let the officers inside the trailer.
Once inside the trailer that the officers would describe as deplorable, they heard scratching noises coming from inside a locked bedroom. Castillo allowed the officers to enter the room, and that’s when they found the two girls. The room reportedly smelled of human waste and aside from the two nude girls, contained nothing but a blanket on the floor.
Castillo was arrested and is facing charges of child abandonment and child endangerment. Dominguez arrived at the scene while police were still there and told them she’d only been gone for a short amount of time. Charges against her are still pending. After an EMS crew determined the girls were in good physical condition, they were placed in foster care.
One neighbor said they are surprised about the allegations. “As far as I know, she’s a great mom,” said Amy Chamness, who added that the girls are always outside playing and they often play with her own children. Regardless, LCSO Capt. Ken DeFoor said the home was filthy and unsafe for the girls.
“The condition of the home as I was told by the deputy on the scene was deplorable; very dirty; fly infested. Kitchen was dirty, and the entire environment was one that two twin little girls should not be in.”Tags: Amy Castillo, Brandy Dominguez, Child Endangerment, Child Neglect, Texas