Father In Child Abuse Case Surrenders
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A third person wanted in a San Antonio child abuse case in which one toddler was chained to the ground and another tied to a door with a dog leash has surrendered to authorities.
Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff's spokesman James Keith says 36-year-old Deandre Dorch surrendered to deputies at the county jail late Tuesday. He's charged with two counts of serious bodily injury to a child by omission.
Keith said Wednesday that Dorch is the father of several of the eight children found alone at the home about two weeks ago. Six were inside.
Deputies say Dorch and his wife, Porucha Phillips, were supposed to be caring for the two left in the yard. Phillips and the toddlers' mother, Cheryl Reed, have also been charged in the case.