Mother jailed after three-year-old found wandering streets

Catarina Torres // Edinburg PD

An Edinburg mother has been charged after her three-year-old daughter was found wandering the streets alone.

Edinburg police responded to a call around 1 a.m. Saturday on the intersection of Fay Street and 26th Street in Edinburg after a toddler was seen by herself.

Responding officers attempted to locate the little girl TMs parents in the area, and after failed attempts, the toddler was taken to the police department.

An hour later, police responded to another call about a woman looking in the same area the girl was found.

Edinburg police said 32-year-old Catarina Torres was looking for her daughter, but failed to contact police when the incident first happened.

A municipal court judge arraigned and charged the mother with child endangerment Saturday morning.

According to court records, the 32-year-old mother has previous child endangerment convictions and is currently on probation.

Child Protective Services took custody of Torres TM three-year-old daughter and two other children.

The children are currently in the custody of family members at this time.

A bond of $50,000 was set for the mother of three.

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