CONROE, Texas A woman s live-in boyfriend was arrested and charged after beating both of her little girls, sending one of them to the hospital in critical condition, according to Conroe police.
The boyfriend, 21-year-old Alberto Pedro Vazquez, was charged with felony injury to a child.
Vazquez, who is not the biological father of either girl, was babysitting Thursday when he called the girls mom and told her something was wrong with her 4-year-old.
When the mom went home she found her daughter unresponsive, then she and Vazquez rushed the child to Conroe Regional Medical Center. After seeing the girl s condition, emergency personnel airlifted the child to another hospital for advanced treatment.
Investigators from the CPD Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigators, Children s Protective Services and representatives from the Montgomery County District Attorney s Office responded to the hospital, and later to the family s apartment to investigate.
Then on Friday, school officials called authorities after seeing facial trauma on the 8-year-old. That child was taken to a hospital in The Woodlands for evaluation. Conroe PD investigators also responded to that hospital to initiate an investigation into that child s non-life threatening injuries.
Vazquez was booked into the Montgomery County Sheriff s jail. His bond was set at $500,000.
A protective order to prohibit Vazquez from being around the children was also being issued. Further charges are expected as the investigation progresses.