Children found locked in shed

SEALY, TX (KSLA) - Two daycare operators in Sealy, Texas are in jail accused of locking numerous children in a backyard storage shed.

Parents were mortified to learn that Marietta 'Rita' Patek and Freddie Patek are behind bars on child endangerment charges.

The couple was licensed to care for three children in their home, but a surprise visit from a Texas child care inspector uncovered 14 kids.

Six children were found locked in a backyard shed.  Other infants and children were found hidden throughout the house, backyard and at a next door residence.

Parents were called immediately to pick up their children.

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