Eight children were found in a small, dark bedroom of a Dayton, Texas, home, some with restraints tying them to their bed, and three other children were also in the house where a registered sex offender lives, according to the Associated Press.
The children ranged in age from 5 months to 11 years. A legally blind, 5-year-old girl "was in a restraint on a filthy mattress, and appeared to be in a daze," according to a court document cited by the AP.
One child had a black eye and knocked-out tooth. The Houston Chronicle reported that most of the children were related to their caretaker. Adults in the home reportedly said the children were tied to their beds for safety. Dayton is about 30 miles from Houston.