HARRIS COUNTY – A 7-year-old girl has been rescued from what constable deputies are calling horrific living conditions in the Spring area.
According to Precinct 4 Constables, deputies conducted an undercover operation after receiving tips about the child living in an unfit home.
The mother, 38-year-old Rose Shengmei Colton, was arrested and charged with child endangerment and prostitution. She is being held on a $5,000 bond and is expected in court on June 29.
The father, 71-year-old Richard Colton, was charged with child endangerment, deputies said. He is expected in court on June 24.
The child will now undergo forensic interviews and has since been placed in Child Protective Services.
Additionally, neighbors said they are concerned about the strangers and unfamiliar cars that keep coming into the area.
“Every 15 minutes, they would just come by, stop, leave, stop, leave,” one neighbor said. “There are lots of ADS for [the mother]. She even tells you where she’s at off the Grand Parkway. All the activity was going on at night after 9 p.m. all the way into the morning.”
Some neighbors expressed concern over the justice system, saying they want swift action and a full investigation into what is going on in their neighborhood.
“I want them gone. I want it cleaned up,” a neighbor added.
“We just hope that our justice system doesn’t fail us. What’s wrong is wrong, and what’s right is right,” another neighbor said. “They cannot come back to this environment because it’s just a vicious cycle. I hope that the neighbors get the help they need [and] I hope the child gets the help she needs.”
Pct. 4 investigators said they are looking to update the public on the case Thursday around 10 a.m.
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