Police say woman tied 3 kids to floor to control them

Authorities say they arrested a Des Moines woman who bound her children by the hands or feet to keep them under control.

Polk County court records say 38-year-old Jessica Henderson is charged with child endangerment. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. Her next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 22.

School officials contacted police last month about a March photograph that authorities say showed the children tied to a kitchen floor. They’re ages 9, 5 and 4. Police Sgt. Paul Parizek (puh-REE’-zihk) says the children were taken to a hospital but had no significant injuries.

Henderson told Des Moines station KCCI that a friend of hers bound the children when she was in another room.

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