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Woman accused of abandoning, endangering children at Waco hotel, arrested in Austin

Vera Cortez Vera Cortez
WACO - This past weekend in Austin, police found and arrested Vera Cortez who was wanted for endangering and abandoning her children. In August of 2013, police found two children, ages 13 and 14, wandering the streets looking for a place to stay.

The children told police their mother, who was staying at the Sandman Motel in Waco, threw them out because they were misbehaving. When officers arrived at the motel, they found Cortez in a room with her seven other children.

They called Child Protective Services and began an investigation. The police obtained a warrant for her arrest. She moved around, until officers found her in Austin this past weekend. The current ages of the children, now eight in number, are 3, 4, 8, 10, 13, 14, 19 and 19 months.
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