Villahermosa, Tabasco — Two boys have been rescued from an abusive stepfather after neighbors alerted emergency services.
A 10-year-old boy has been removed from the home where reports say his stepfather chained him to a wall each day before going to work. The boy, along with his 7-year-old brother, were rescued from the home.
Agents of the Tabasco Prosecutor’s Office (FGE) and state police rescued two abandoned children in the La Manga II neighborhood of Villahermosa after one of them was found chained by the hand to a wall.
Reports say that both the mother and stepfather left the two boys alone all day when they left the home to go to work. One of the boys, the eldest, was chained to a wall.
The minors, Eddy Manuel of 7 and Alexander Salomón “N” of 10 years of age, were rescued by elements of the State Preventive Police and research agents of the FGE.
Alexander, who was chained to the wall of his left hand, revealed that his stepfather Jesus Lopez Morales, who is a security guard in a company, chained him before going to work every night.
He said that his mother also worked, so he and his little brother were left alone all night.
Red Cross rescue workers came to the site to assess the health of the children, while staff from the Center for Attention to Minors of Incapable Victims of the FGE transferred the two children to their facilities while the investigation was being carried out and their situation was defined.
The FGE opened an investigation folder and is already looking for their parents to answer for the facts.