Duck-taped girl: “We had no idea”
Mesa, AZ (KPNX) A 3-year-old Mesa, Arizona girl remains in the hospital after being found bound with duct tape and allegedly abused by a man inside his apartment.
Police say there were also signs of sexual abuse, and that she was sometimes kept in a garbage bag in the closet.
The girl’s grandmother and another relative are sharing the pain they’re going through and hoping to get custody of the girl once she’s out of the hospital.
"We’re really hurt, sad, thinking about what happened to her is so sad," said one family member, who asked to remain unidentified.
"No one knew," she said. "It breaks our hearts. We would’ve done anything to stop it from happening."
She added the little girl’s mother, Mayra Solis, who is now facing child abuse charges, was lying to her family all along.
"We had the idea that she was living with the perfect family and with another little kid," she said. "We didn’t know. She had the perfect facade."
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