Mother of malnourished boy found in attic requests lower bond
Wants admitted to high-risk pregnancy facility
11:08 AM, Aug 26, 2010
9:30 PM, Aug 26, 2010
OLATHE, Kansas - The mother of a 6-year-old boy found malnourished in his DeSoto
home last week requested a bond reduction Thursday so she could
post bail and be admitted to a residential facility for high-risk
Lindsay Shively was in the courtroom Thursday and has the
story in the video player on the left.
Rachel Perez mad the request in a Johnson County courthouse in
Olathe. Her judge differed judgment and scheduled a future court
date so he could determine if medical needs warrant reducing her
bond from $250,000.
Perez, four months pregnant, is charged with aggravated
endangerment and child abuse. Johnson County Sheriff’s
Deputies found her 6-year-old son in the attic of her home in the
8200 block of Center Drive last Tuesday.
A relative had called to check the welfare of the boy, but Perez
told authorities he was not at home. She was arrested on an
unrelated warrant and it wasn’t until the relative called a
second time and deputies returned to the home that they found the
boy in the attic.
Perez’ mother was in court Thursday, but declined to
comment. She is seeking custody of the child.