Dallas- A man and a woman are in jail after a 6-year-old boy was found with his hands tied behind his back inside a shed in Dallas.
Police say they found the child behind the home on Coston Drive around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night.
The boy’s grandmother, Esmerelda Lira, 53, initially told police that her grandson was with his mother. Police walked towards the back of the house where they found a man living in the back of the property who pointed them towards the shed.
Officers told the grandmother to open the shed or they would break the door down. She opened it and they found the boy.
The grandmother told police that he was only in there that one time as punishment, but her boyfriend, Jose Balderas, 64, said he had been in there for two weeks. Balderas said he was in there as punishment for stealing food.
The boy told officers the abuse started since he “got out of school for this corona thing.”
Bond for Lira and Balderas is set at $100,000. They are both facing felony charges of endangering a child for placing him in imminent danger.
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