Smuggler charged with abandoning children.

POSTED: Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 7:50am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

In Hidalgo county, sheriff investigators charged a man they believe abandoned two toddlers in a field this weekend.

Adan Hernandez is charged with two counts of abandoning and endangering a child. Authorities say the children's mother gave her children to Hernandez so he could take them to Houston. Police caught him Wednesday after a chase that ended in Willacy county and his bond was set at $150,000 dollars. The children are now with their mother, but could be facing deportation back to El Salvador.

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