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Las Vegas mom uses duct tape to lock 3 children inside bedroom alone

A Las Vegas mother was arrested in January after using duct tape to lock her children in a room while she was away.

The police report for 30-year-old Tierami Beverly says a maintenance worker found the children on Jan. 26.

Beverly’s apartment complex near Charleston Boulevard and Durango Drive received a phone call about a possible leak. The maintenance worker went to the apartment where the children were found and attempted to make contact.

When no one answered, he went inside. He reportedly heard the children in the master bedroom and noticed that duct tape had been used to keep the door from being opened from the inside.

The maintenance worker opened the door and found 3 children and an overflowing bathtub.

Investigators said the unit was littered with trash. The kids were found with full diapers and no clothing. Beverly said her children hadn't eaten since Jan. 25 and her life as a single mom with three jobs made her life "tough."

One of the kids had a visible bruise on his chest, according to the report. Another child, the 1-year-old, took several attempts to wake after they were found sleeping on the wet floor.

Beverly faces three counts of child abuse and neglect. Her preliminary court appearance was set for May 10, 2021.

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