The poor boy believed his friends were the ‘rats and roaches’ that visited him
Tests run on a little boy allegedly forced to live in a closet in west Harris County show he was exposed to meth, according to an attorney appointed to represent the boy’s interests.
A judge today granted CPS temporary custody to keep the 4-year-old as they continue to investigate the living conditions in which he was discovered December 20th.
On that day, deputies with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office served a search warrant at a home in the 22000 block of Goldstone Drive. They believe someone was making and selling methamphetamine from the home, located in the West Memorial subdivision.
“The detail on this case is very awful. This is a 4-year-old child who has seen things an adult should not have seen,” said Rachel Leal-Hudson, the boy’s attorney Ad Litem.
Investigators are not sure how long that little boy was living at the home. He told investigators he had been locked in this closet, and according to testimony in court was “…not allowed out of it for hours at a time.” He also told investigators “…his friends…” were the “…rats and roaches…” that would visit him.
“He can articulate some things that are really shocking and surprising that tell us he was in there for a quite a length of time,” Leal-Hudson said.
Drug paraphernalia and pornography were alleged found right outside the closet.